Allison Carlisle

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E-mail: Office: Rolfe Hall 4320


  • M.A. Spanish Literature, University of California, Los Angeles (2015)
  • M.A. Humanities, University of Chicago (2011)
  • B.A. English, Politics, Oberlin College (2009)


My research focuses on the influence of psychoanalytic paradigms on narrative and identity construction in mid-20thcentury Cuba. My work considers narrative structure, genre, gender and sexuality in conversations between aesthetics, fantasy and changing political realities. I am interested in 20th Century Cuba, particularly Lezama and the Orígenes group, and critical theory, especially psychoanalytic, queer and affect theories.