Center for Spain in America Fellow
Jesús Escobar is professor of art history at Northwestern University and a specialist in the architecture and urbanism of the early modern Spanish Empire. He is the author of The Plaza Mayor and the Shaping of Baroque Madrid (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Habsburg Madrid: Architecture and the Spanish Monarchy (Penn State University Press, 2022). Escobar is also editor of the scholarly book series, Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies. At the Clark, he will work on an article exploring the transatlantic biographies of two prominent American-born cleric-scholars and their experiences with buildings in Mexico, Peru, Italy, and Spain.