Sara Nadal-Melsió (Barcelona, 1971) is a teacher and writer based in NYC. She holds a Masters degree from Columbia University and a PhD from NYU, both in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and New York University and given invited talks and seminar internationally. Her eields of interest include: Marxist aesthetic theory, experimental and militant cinema, the intersections of art and philosophy, and political theory. Her essays have appeared in Diacritics, RHM, JSCS, and Avenç; as well as in various edited volumes and museum catalogs. She is the co-author of Alrededor de/Around (Gustavi Gili, 2003), a book on the photography and architecture of the last ein-de-siécle, and the editor of two special issues on cinema, The Invisible Tradition: Avant-Garde Catalan Cinema under Late Francoism and the Militant Image: Temporal Disturbances of the Political Imagination. She has recently co-curated a show on Allora & Calzadilla for the Fundació Tàpies in Barcelona and written a book essay about it, as well as editing a critical volume on the current Puerto Rican crisis.