Bécquer Seguín is a scholar and literary critic. He is Assistant Professor of Iberian Studies and an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Advanced Media Studies and the Program in Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins University. His research explores the cultural, political, and historical events that connect Europe and Latin America. In addition to literature and literary history, he also works in film studies, art history, and political theory. His current research focuses on cultural responses to economic crises in modern Iberia, from the nineteenth century to the present. He is presently 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 the forthcoming volume Political Romanticism in the Americas. In addition to his scholarship, Seguín writes essays and criticism for The Nation, Slate, Dissent, and other periodicals. He also provides television and radio commentary for WNYC, CNBC, and other stations. In 2015, El País Catalunya named him “one to follow” among U.S.-based scholars of modern Iberia. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he was an Andrew W. Mellon and John E. Sawyer Seminar Fellow and Graduate School Dean’s Scholar.