Albert Jornet-Somoza (Barcelona, 1983) studied Humanities at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation in the Hispanic Philology Program of the Universitat de Barcelona, where he explores the relationship between vulnerability and essay writing in Spain during the economic and political crisis of 2008-2016. He has conducted independent research at the Université Denis Diderot-Paris VII, Università di Pisa, and Columbia University. Since 2007 he has taught language, literature, and culture courses --both in Spanish and in French-- at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), Oxbridge Academic Programs (Barcelona), and Reed College (Portland, OR). He has published many articles and reviews, and co-edited the book Facing Humanities. Current Perspectives from Young Researchers (2014) and, with Guillem Vidal, the double dossier about "El mercado de la academia: la producción de conocimiento en la universidad actual" (Puentes de crítica literaria y cultural, num. 4 y 5, 2015). Recently, he was the coordinator of the special issue "Five years after Spain’s 15-M: Narratives of the Economic and Political Crisis" (452ºF. Revista de teoría de la literatura y literatura comparada, num. 15, 2016).