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 a Professor of Latin American literature. Her research and writing focus on disability and corporeality, especially 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), which was awarded the 2021 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities and the 2022 LASA Mexico Section Prize for the Best Book in the Humanities. 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)