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 Ph.D. (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). He is interested in environmental humanities, historical political ecology, translation studies, as well as colonial and post-colonial studies. His publications engage with the cultural, literary, material legacies of global encounters and histories of empire in the Iberian world.