Cristina Morales Segura

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies


Hispanic Studies


Cristina Morales Segura has a Law Degree by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Masters in Company Law by the IE Business School in Madrid. She got her PhD in Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2019. Her professional career has been both in Corporate Law in Spain, and more recently as a professor of Spanish Languages and Cultures in the United States. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Bates College, and she is also teaching an interdisciplinary seminar (Themes of Justice in Spanish Literature and Film) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.


Cristina has published 13 articles and book chapters on the interactions between Law and Literature. Her PhD Dissertation is a study that analyzes the historical, political and legal contexts of Mateo Alemán’s 1593 report on the working conditions in the mercury mines of Almadén (Spain) and his picaresque novel El Guzmán de Alfarache. This interdisciplinary study has been recently published as a book in Spain:  Galeotes de Mercurio (2020). His current research keeps dealing with the many aspects of the relationship of Law and Literature.