Ruben Gallo

Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor in Language, Literature, and Civilization of Spain. Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures. Director, Program in Latin American Studies.
Office Phone
337 East Pyne

Rubén Gallo is the author of Mexican Modernity: the Avant-Garde and the Technological Revolution (MIT, 2005, winner of the MLA's Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize), an essay about machines and modern culture in early twentieth century Mexico. He has also published two books about Mexico City’s urban art and visual culture: New Tendencies in Mexican Art (2004) and The Mexico City Reader (2004; Spanish translation, 2005; French translation, 2007). He is currently at work on a new book: Freud in Mexico: The Neuroses of Modernity. Since 2008 he directs the Program in Latin American Studies.