Maximiliano Crespi was born in Oriente, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina in 1976. He is a critic and essayist. He earned his doctorate in Letters from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and is a university teacher and researcher at the CONICET and the ANPCyT, specializing in Argentine and Latin American Intellectual History. He has written prologues for and anthologized works by Jaime Rest, David Viñas, and Raúl Antelo. He has published La conspiración de las formas (2011), Función crítica y políticas culturales (2013), Los infames (2015), Viñas crítico (2017), El objeto total (2018), and La revuelta del sentido (2018), which received an award from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes.