Bécquer Seguín is a scholar and literary critic. He is Assistant Professor of Iberian Studies at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on cultural responses to economic crises in modern Iberia, from the nineteenth century to the present.
He is currently completing a book on the cultural history of the Great Recession in Spain. His research has appeared in Hispanic Review, diacritics, ARTMargins, Radical Philosophy, Hispania, and other journals, and, with Ana Sabau, he is the co-editor of Political Romanticism in the Americas, a forthcoming special issue of Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. In addition to his scholarship, Seguín writes essays and criticism for The Nation, Slate, Dissent, and other periodicals. In 2015, El País Catalunya named him “one to follow” among U.S.-based scholars of modern Iberia. He received his Ph.D. in from Cornell University, where he was an Andrew W. Mellon and John E. Sawyer Seminar Fellow and Graduate School Dean’s Scholar.