Susan Antebi

Northrop Frye Hall, Room 229, 73 Queen's Park Crescent East; Toronto, ON M5S 1K7


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Mexican literature and cultural production
  • Disability Studies
  • Twentieth-century and contemporary Latin American literature
  • Medicine and technology in literature


Susan Antebi is Associate Professor of Latin American Literature. Her research focuses on disability and corporeality in the contexts of contemporary and twentieth-century Mexican cultural production. Her most recent book is Embodied Archive: Disability in Post-Revolutionary Mexican Cultural Production (U of Michigan Press, 2021). She is also the author of Carnal Inscriptions: Spanish American Narratives of Corporeal Difference and Disability (Palgrave-Macmillan 2009). Her co-edited volumes include Libre Acceso: Latin American Literature and Film through Disability Studies, with Beth Jörgensen, (SUNY, 2016); and The Matter of Disability: Materiality, Biopolitics, Crip Affect, with David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder,  (U of Michigan Press, 2019). Her work has been funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant and a Chancellor Jackman Faculty Research Fellowship. Her current research projects centre on eugenic legacies in contemporary Mexico and the Americas, and on para-abnormal agency in literature and spectacle.
Recent graduate seminars include: Transparency and Politics in Contemporary Mexican Literature, Disability and Latin American Cultural Production, and Pursuing the Post-Revolution: Literature and Philosophy of Mexicanidad
Undergraduate course offerings include: Literary Landscapes of the Mexican Revolution; Performative Expression in Latin American Cultural Production; and Icons and Iconographies in Latin American Cultures.


PhD, Harvard University
MA, Harvard University
BA, Amherst College


Administrative Service

Director, Latin American Studies Program (2015 - 2019)
Acting Chair of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese (July 2020 - June 2021)
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese (2021-2024)