Rubén Gallo is an award-winning writer and scholar. 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. He teaches at Princeton University and lives in New York City.