Gabriela Nouzeilles (B.A., Buenos Aires University; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Before joining Princeton University, she taught at the University of Buenos Aires, Nottingham (UK), and Duke University. She was co-founder and executive editor of the interdisciplinary journal Nepantla Views from South. Her publications address a wide range of topics, including scientific and literary fictions of pathology, hysteria and iconography, modern travel cultures, photography, and documentary film and memory. Her book Ficciones somáticas (2000) studies the interplay of medical, literary, and visual narratives of disease in postcolonial Argentina. She is co-editor of The Argentina Reader (2003), and 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). 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 a heterotopic geography. She is currently working on a new book entitled Photography Beyond Itself on five articulations of literature and photography in modern Latin American culture.
International collaboration has been at the core of her professional career. In 2010, she received a Global Collaborative Research Grant for a three-year project co-directed with Prof. Cadava, entitled The Itinerant Languages of Photography, which studies the movement essential to photography—as a practice and as an ever-expanding archive—and its capacity to circulate across time and space as well as across other media, in collaboration with research institutions in Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina (http://www.princeton.edu/international/doc/NouzeillesCadavaFinalProposal_PR.pdf). The project closes with a photography exhibition at the Princeton Art Museum (September 7, 2013-January 19, 2014), with materials from the Instituto Moreira Salles and the Biblioteca Nacional (Rio, Brazil), SINAFO (Mexico), the private collection Foto Colectania (Barcelona, Spain), and private collections from the United States and Latin America.
Service to Princeton:
Department Chair, Spanish and Portuguese, 2008-present
Director of Graduate Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, 2004-2008
PLAS Executive Committee, 2005-2008
Selection of Recent Publications:
"La ciudad de los tísicos. Tuberculosis y autonomía" Anales de la literatura española contemporánea, Vol. 23, No. 1/2 (1998), pp. 295-313
"Asesinatos por sugestión: estética, histeria, and transgresión"
"The Spiral of the Snail. Searching for the Documentary. An Interview with Joao Moreira Salles"
"Touching the Real. Alternative Travel and Landscape of Fear," in Writing Travel: the poetics and politics of the modern journey edited by John Zilcosky (Toronto, Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2008)