Justin Crumbaugh


  • Chair of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies
  • Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Justin Crumbaugh

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

His books include Destination Dictatorship (2009) and Spanish Fascist Writing (2021), and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, the Hispanic Review, the Hispanic Research Journal, the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Prosopopeya: Revista de Crítica Contemporánea, Revista ALCES XXI, and other publications. His work includes studies on tourism, terrorism, biopolitics, and fascist cultural formations. His current book project traces the history of political victim enshrinement in contemporary Spain.

Areas of Expertise

Cultural History of Modern Spain, Political and Social Thought, Film Studies, Literary Studies


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