Germán Labrador Méndez is a Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. His interests span various fields and encompass literary and cultural history, memory studies, poetry, social movements, and urban cultures. His has published numerous articles, critical editions and two books: Raptured Letters. Poetry and Pharmacy in Spain (2009) and Guilty of Literature. Political Imagination and Counter-Culture in the Spanish Transition to Democracy (2017). He is currently working in a new book project, The Cultural Production of the Crisis in Today’s Spain (2008-2016), devoted the importance of culture in the understanding of 2008 global crisis and its consequences today. He is also one of the curators of the exhibition Poetics of Democracy. Images and counter-images of the Spanish Transition (2018-2019) at the Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid.