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Miguel Ibáñez Aristondo is an assistant professor of early modern and nineteenth-century colonial Latin American and Iberian studies in the Department of Spanish and the Latin American Studies Program at Villanova University. He 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 global history, historical ecology, colonial and post-colonial studies, and translation and untranslatability processes in Spanish narratives. His publications engage with the cultural and socio-ecological legacies of early modern globalization and the histories of Iberian empires in the early modern world.