Justin Crumbaugh

  • Associate Professor of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies
  • on leave 2022-2023
Justin Crumbaugh

Professor Crumbaugh’s courses have addressed subjects such as Latin American cinema, (under)development as it has been questioned in the Global South, transnational fascism, memory of war, the films of Pedro Almodóvar, and the writings of Michel Foucault.

Professor Crumbaugh is the author of Destination Dictatorship: The Spectacle of Spain’s Tourist Boom and the Reinvention of Difference (SUNY Press 2009) and co-editor of Spanish Fascist Writing (U of Toronto 2021). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, the Hispanic Review, the Hispanic Research Journal, the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Prosopopeya, and other publications. His work includes studies on tourism, terrorism, fascism, and memory. His current book project, which analyzes political victim enshrinement in Spain, has been supported by funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In addition to teaching at Mount Holyoke, Professor Crumbaugh has held visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, and he has been invited in recent years to deliver guest lectures at Columbia University, the University of Oxford, Cornell University, Emory University, Indiana University, and other institutions.

Areas of Expertise

Cultural History of Modern Spain and Latin America, Critical Theory, Film Studies


  • Ph.D., Emory University
  • B.A., Kalamazoo College

Recent Publications

Crumbaugh, Justin and Nil Santiáñez (2021) Eds. and Intro (with a critical history of Spanish fascism in global context). Spanish Fascist Writing. Toronto: U Toronto P, 2021.

Crumbaugh, Justin. (2014) “Spectacle and Spectralization, Untimely Timelessness: Marcelino pan y vino and 1950s Francoism.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 15.3 (Fall 2014): 337-350.

Crumbaugh, Justin. (2013-2014) “Sacralización y poder soberano: El discurso de las víctimas.” Prosopopeya: Revista de crítica contemporánea 8 (2013-2014): 157-175.

Crumbaugh, Justin. (2012) “Poiesis, producción, trabajo.” Revista ALCES XXI 0 (Spring 2012): 41-53.

Crumbaugh, Justin. (2010) “Victim Discourse, Victim Studies, and the Biopolitics of Counter-Terrorism: The Case of Iñaki de Juana Chaos.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 44.3 (Fall 2010) 657-676.

Recent Awards

Spanish Fascist Writing was one of two books to receive honorable mention for the MLA's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize, which is awarded every two years to a scholarly book that features translation of a literary work or works.

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