Jo Labanyi is Professor of Spanish at New York University, where she directs the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. A founding editor of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, she directs the book series Remapping Cultural History for Berghahn Books. A specialist in modern Spanish cultural history, her most recent publications are the volume on Spanish Literature in Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introduction series (2010), and the co-edited volumes Europe and Love in Cinema and A Companion to Spanish Cinema (both 2012). She is currently co-authoring a Cultural History of Modern Spanish Literature (Polity), and An Oral History of Cinema-Going in 1940s and 50s Spain. Her research interests include literature, film, photography, popular culture, gender, and memory studies.