Mario Cesareo

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Mario Cesareo, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, holds a BA from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters and PhD from the University of Minnesota. His research and publications include Latin American colonial studies, Golden Age theatre, contemporary popular culture, Argentine literature, culture and cinema, Caribbean literature, US social movements, postcolonial studies, theatre semiotics, and aesthetic and subaltern theory. Some of Mr. Cesareo’s publications include Cruzados, Mártires y Beatos: Emplazamientos del Cuerpo Colonial (Lafayette, In: Purdue UP, 1995); “When the Subaltern Travels: Slave Narrative and Testimonial Erasure in the Contact Zone,” in Women at Sea: Gender, Travel, and the Margins of Caribbean Discourse, Eds. Lisa Paravisini-Gebert and Ivette Romero (NJ: St. Martin Press, 1999); and “Of Bedfellows and Illegitimate Offspring,” in Literature and Anthropology: Strange Bedfellows, Ed. Rose De Angelis (London: Routledge, 2001). He is currently working on a book on the aesthetics of slavery (Of Africans: Slavery and Its Symbolic Production in the Americas) and is also completing The Eye’s Postcript: Argentine Cinema and the Ecology of the Gaze.

BA, University of California-Irvine; MA, PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
At Vassar since 1994


Chicago Hall
Box 79
By Appointment

Research and Academic Interests


Hispanic Studies


Departments and Programs


HISP 216 Topics in Multidisciplinary Analysis
HISP/LALS 229 Postcolonial Latin America
HISP/LALS 274 Writing Workshop
HISP/LALS 374 Writing Workshop