Pedro Aguilera-Mellado is an assistant professor of Modern Spain in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, where he specializes in modern and contemporary Spanish literature and culture, with a focus on the deconstruction of modern ideas and culture. His main areas of interest are 18th through 21th century Iberian literatures, cultural studies, film, visual arts, modern and contemporary continental philosophy, critical theory, aesthetics, and religion. He is also a faculty fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies. He has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2020.

Aguilera-Mellado earned an MA from the Universidad de Granada and an MA and PhD from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.