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Miguel Ibáñez Aristondo is an assistant professor of colonial Latin American and Iberian studies (16th to 19th century) in the Department of Spanish and the Latin American Studies Program at Villanova University. He is currently a María Zambrano’s fellow in the department of History at the Complutense University of Madrid (January 2023- December 2024). Miguel holds a PhD (2018) in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University. He also earned an MA (2009) in Theory of Language and the Arts from the EHESS in Paris and a Licenciatura in French Philology (2007) from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). His research and teaching interests include historical ecology, colonial and post-colonial studies, and translation and untranslatability processes in Spanish narratives. His publications engage with the cultural and socioecological legacies of Iberian imperialism, slavery, and the history of capitalism.