Ana Fernández-Cebrián

Ana Fernández-Cebrián

Ana Fernández-Cebrián is an assistant professor of Latin American and Iberian cultures. Her research focuses on the historical shifts pertaining ideological production and the transformations of the public sphere in modern and contemporary Spain, with a special emphasis on literature, cultural studies, film, and media. She earned her B.A. in Hispanic Philology from Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, and her Ph.D in Spanish and Portuguese from Princeton University.

Her book Fables of Development: Capitalism and Social Imaginaries in Spain (1950-1967) (Liverpool University Press, 2023) focuses on a basic paradox: why is it that the so-called “Spanish economic miracle” —a purportedly secular, rational, and technocratic process— was fictionally portrayed through narratives in which providential or supernatural elements were often involved? In order to answer this question, this book examines cultural fictions and collective social life at the time —the 1950’s and 1960’s— when Spain turned from autarky to industrial and tourist development. 

Her second book project, tentatively entitled Land and Water: Literature of the Commons in Modern and Contemporary Spain, studies the relationship between nature, political and literary imagination, and communitarian experiences. Other research and teaching interests include the impact of the accounts of progress, modernity, and scarcity on the expectations of a social majority in the current economic crisis.

Selected Publications

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2611-2081