- Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- B.A., Buenos Aires University
Gabriela Nouzeilles (B.A., Buenos Aires University; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) is the Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish and professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Before joining Princeton University, she taught at the University of Buenos Aires, University of Nottingham (U.K.), and Duke University. She was co-founder and executive editor of the interdisciplinary journal Nepantla Views from South (Duke University Press). 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 19th-century Argentine culture. She is editor of La Naturaleza en Disputa. Retóricas del Cuerpo y el Paisaje (2002) and co-editor of The Argentina Reader (2004) and the art catalogue The Itinerant Languages of Photography (Princeton and Yale University Presses, 2013). Her most recent book, Of Other Places: Patagonia and the Production of Nature (Duke University Press, forthcoming), studies the modern production of natural spaces, and traces the textual and visual inventions of “Patagonia” as an alternative geography, outside modernity. She is currently working on a new book, “The Afterlife of Images,” on the relationship between photography and other media in the work of Latin American writers and artists such as Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Julio Cortázar, Salvador Elizondo, Diamela Eltit, and Frida Kahlo.
International collaboration has been at the core of her professional career. In 2010, she co-directed with Professor of English Eduardo Cadava the international research project The Itinerant Languages of Photography, which studied 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 and archival collections in Spain, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. The project closed with a photography exhibition at the Princeton Art Museum, with photographic 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.