Joan Ramon Resina
Dr. Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Comparative Literature, is also director of the Iberian Studies Program and research affiliate of The Europe Center. He specializes in Spanish and Catalan literatures with emphasis in the modern period.
His interests are amply comparative, with a strong cultural component, ranging from urban studies to the collective memory and issues of political and social scale, such as the relation between the local and the global. More generally, his interests include modern and contemporary European narrative, literary theory, history of ideas, film studies, and Iberian cultural and political history. Currently, he is concerned with the cultural foundations of violence and war, and with the thorny issue of reparations.
He has published extensively in specialized journals, such as PMLA, MLN, New Literary History, and Modern Language Quarterly, and has contributed to critical volumes. He was Editor of Diacritics and is on the board of various national and international journals. Awards received include the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship.