Rubén Gallo is the director of the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton. He is on the board of the Freud Museum in Vienna, and has lectured on Freud at the Freud House in London. His recent publications include Mexican Modernity, his study of the Mexican avant-garde’s fascination with machines, and Freud’s Mexico, exploring the quirky ways in which Mexican writers and artists, from Octavio Paz to Remedios Varo, read psychoanalytic texts, as well as Freud’s ideas about Mexico. He is now working on the first study of Marcel Proust’s friendships and love affairs with Latin Americans.