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 European literature generally and on Spanish and Catalan culture in particular, 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 editing a volume on the relation between economics and the humanities and working on a book on philosophy and the cinema of Luchino Visconti.
He is the author of seven books, most recently The Ghost in the Constitution: Historical Memory and Denial in Spanish Society. Liverpool University Press, 2017. He has edited eleven volumes and 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, a Fulbright Scholarship, and fellowships at the Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Cologne and the Stanford Humanities Center. He is the recipient of St. George’s Cross, a merit award from the Government of Catalonia.