Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I received my Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures, focusing on Latin American 20th and 21st century literature, from Harvard University in 2009. Since then, I have mainly worked with Spanish contemporary literature, especially with the political and critical literature published in the wake of Spain's social and economic crisis. I am the editor of the recently published Narrativas precarias: Crisis y subjetividad en la cultura española actual (2019), where a number of scholars write about the representation of the crisis in current literature.

Since 2016, I am a part of the research program Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures. My project constitutes a comparative approach to the literatures in Spain's four co-official languages and charts the relationship between language, literature, and nationalism. See the project's website:

I am also supervising two Ph. D. candidates.



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  • Manager of Research and Research Education at Spanish Studies
  • Member, Board of Section 3, Centre for Languages and Literature


Christian Claesson

Reader, Manager of Research and Research Education
Spanish Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail christian.claessonrom.luse

Phone +46 46 222 03 17

Room SOL L500a

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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