Rubén Gallo and Gabriela Nouzeilles named to endowed professorships
Congratulations to Rubén Gallo and Gabriela Nouzeilles on being named to endowed professorships by the Board of Trustees, effective July 1. Gallo has been named the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor in Language, Literature, and Civilization of Spain. Nouzeilles has been named the Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish.
Gallo, an award-winning writer and scholar, is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures and Director of the Program in Latin American Studies. He is the author of Freud’s Mexico: Into the Wilds of Psychoanalysis (2010), an essay about Freud’s fantasies about Mexico. He has also published Mexican Modernity: the Avant-Garde and the Technological Revolution (2005), an essay about the Mexican avant-garde’s fascination with machines, and two books about Mexico City’s visual culture: New Tendencies in Mexican Art (2004) and The Mexico City Reader (2004). He is currently at work on a new book on Marcel Proust’s Latin Americans. He is a member of the board of the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna, and in 2009 he was the Freud-Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Psychoanalysis in Austria.
Nouzeilles is Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. Her publications address a wide range of topics, including scientific and literary fictions of pathology, modern travel cultures, photography, and documentary film and memory. Her book Ficciones somáticas (Somatic Fictions, 2000) studies the interplay of medical, literary, and visual narratives of disease in late nineteenth-century Argentine culture. She is the editor of La naturaleza en disputa. Retóricas del cuerpo y el paisaje (2002) and Cuentas pendientes. Historia de la memoria y Memoria Histórica (2013), and co-editor of The Argentina Reader (2003) and the art catalogue "The Itinerant Languages of Photography" (Princeton and Yale U.P.). Her most recent book project, Of Other Places: Patagonia and the Production of Nature (Duke U.P., forthcoming), studies the modern production of alternative spaces, and traces the textual and visual inventions of “Patagonia” as an alternative geography. She is currently working on a new book on the relationship between photography and other media in the work of Latin American writers and artists such as Jorge Luis Borges, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Julio Cortázar, Octavio Paz, and Frida Kahlo. Most recently she worked with Professor Eduardo Cadava on The Itinerant Languages of Photography, a project which studied the movement essential to photography.