Juan Garceran was born in Cartagena (España). After spending most part of his academic career in Spain (including a BA in Education) and working in two different educative institutions as a teacher, Juan moved to the US and started a MA in Liberal Arts at Dartmouth College. During this time, besides getting familiarized with fields such as sociology and psychology, Juan focused on topics related to Spanish history, philosophy, culture, and art through the development of his thesis based on 18th century Spanish Enlightenment in relation to Goya’s artwork Los Caprichos. In addition, Juan has worked at almost every level of Spanish instruction, from kindergarten to college. He has a broad range of research interests. Currently, Juan would like to focus on the emergence of modernismo in the frame of an ontological crisis and a particular socioeconomic context. In addition, he is also interested in the interactions between the concepts of national identity from Spain and Latin American. Furthermore, Juan also likes to study the philosophical ramifications of any literary movement, particularly Spanish Enlightenment and Romanticism.