Esteban Crespo Jaramillo
B.A. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (Literature, valedictorian, 2014).
Esteban Crespo is a Ph.D. candidate in the Early Modern Studies Program and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale. His research focuses on the history of gender and sexuality in the early modern Iberian worlds in relation to the history of the book, contemporary critical thought, and colonial studies. Esteban’s most recent scholarly contributions have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica or in edited books such as Logomotives: Words that Change the Premodern World (Edinburgh University Press) and The Routledge Companion to Race in Early Modern Artistic, Material, and Visual Production. Esteban is also passionate about reaching audiences beyond academia through his writing and public speaking. His dissertation focuses upon the intimate words of Early Modern queer folks, historical and fictional, in Spain, Portugal, and the American viceroyalties.