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Antonio Viego, Associate Professor of Literature; and Associate Professor of Spanish & Latin American Studies

Antonio Viego

Antonio Viego received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. He has written essays on Chicana/o video and film, contemporary lesbian and gay Chicana/o & Latina/o literatures and Chicana feminist theory. He teaches courses on Cuban-American literature, Chicana/o & Latina/o cultural studies, queer ethnic studies and lesbian and gay theory. He is currently completing a book entitled, "The Unconscious of Latinidad". In it he claims that the constructions of ethnic, racial and sexual identities in legal discourse as well as the political and social movements organized around these categories in the U.S. must be studied in relation to the history of ego psychology and the distortion of Freudian psychoanalytic theory in the U.S. The book argues that unless we attempt to read racialized trauma according to a more Freudian, Lacanian understanding for subjectivity we will continue to misunderstand why racial stigma persists and, more generally, why the laws humans create to protect against forms of discrimination leave in place a notion of the racialized subject as emptied of interiority and the psychical.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Director, Latino/A Studies 224 Friedl Building, Old Art Muse
Office Phone:  (919) 668-2687, (919) 684-4375
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2015):

    Friedl Bdg 107, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 104S.01, ICS 106S.01, LIT 143S.01, SPANISH 160S.01)
    Friedl Bdg 102, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Office Hours:

Wednesday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

PhD in EnglishUniversity of Pennsylvania1999
BASwarthmore College1989

Modern and Contemporary
Latino Studies
Latin-American Studies
Gender Studies, Feminism, Women Studies, Queer Studies
Psychoanalysis, Psychology
Film, Media and Visual Studies
Critical Theory, Philosophy
Research Interests:

Current projects: Psychoanalytic Theory and Latino/a Identities/Histories

Latino/a Studies, Queer/Lesbian/Gay Studies, Twentieth Century American Literatures, Critical Race Theory, Chicana Feminist Theory, Comparative Ethnicities, Psychoanalytic Theory

Areas of Interest:

Latino/a political movements
Latino/a literatures
Queer/Gay/Lesbian Theory
Gay/Lesbian History
Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theory
Cuban-American Literature
20th Century Cuban History


Latino/a • Sexuality • Gender • Psychoanalytic Theory

Current Ph.D. Students  

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. A. Viego, The Madness of Curing, Dossier on Robyn Wiegman's Object Lessons, edited by Zahid R. Chaudhary, Feminist Formations, vol. 25 no. 3 (Winter, 2013), pp. 154-59, The Johns Hopkins University Press, ISSN 2151-7363  [abs]
  2. A. Viego, The Nightgown, Psychoanalysis and Race, edited by Lydia Kerr, CR: The New Centennial Review, vol. 13 no. 3 (November, 2013), pp. 29-52, Michigan State University Press, ISSN 1532-687X  [abs]
  3. A. Viego, "Wounded Chicana Cartographies", in Mapping Latina/o Studies: An Interdisciplinary REaDER (July, 2012), Peter Lang, ISBN 143311156X
  4. A. Viego, "The Life of the Undead: Biopower, Latino Anxiety, and the epidemiological paradox", Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, vol. 19 no. 2 (July, 2010), pp. 131-148, Routledge
  5. A. Viego, "Hysterical Ties, Chicano/a Amnesia and the Sinthomestiza Subject", Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies (2008)
Conferences Organized

  • The Seeds of Change: Latino/as in the Here and Now, February 2003  
  • The Color of Hegemony: Latino/as in North Carolina, February 2002  

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