Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studiesmcarosi@hamilton.edu
Marcelo Carosi’s research focuses on cultural representations of feminine labor. His current book project, Dangerous Maids: Representation of Domestic Labor in Latin America, explores the figure of the maid in literature and cinema. His findings challenge its prevalent association with obedience, docility, and compliance, or, more negatively, theft, prostitution, gossip, and betrayal. He argues that avant-garde representations in which domestic labor emerged as a central topic facilitated the shaping of women subjectivity.
His recent writings examine how transgender violence is depicted in contemporary Latin America.
Carosi earned his bachelor's in business from Universidad Nacional de Lujan in Argentina and his master's in Latin American literatures and cultures from New York University, where he is a doctoral candidate in Spanish.
Recent Courses Taught
Spanish Immersion I
Spanish for the Professions
labor, gendered violence, migration, popular theatre, gender performativity, globalization, neoliberalism, human rights, Latin American studies, trans studies
NYU Outstanding Teaching Award, 2018
Global Research Center Fellow, 2017-18
Penfield Fellow, 2017-18
Research Assistant to Silver Professor Mary Louise Pratt, 2016-17
NYU Post Dissertation Defense Award, 2015
NYU GSAS Predoctoral Fellow, 2014
Tinker Foundation Fellow, 2014
MacCracken Fellow, 2013-17
Research Assistant to Albert Schweitzer Professor Sylvia Molloy, 2010-11
Varsavsky Foundation Fellow, 2009
- “Neoliberalism in Latin America” Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History. Edited by Howard Chiang. Farmington Hills, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2019.
- “Crisis of Care and Neoliberal Patriarchy in Vega’s La Sirga and Acevedo’s Land and Shade.” Domestic Labor in Twenty-First Century Latin American Cinema. Edited by Sofía Ruiz-Alfaro and Elizabeth Osborne. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. (under review)
- “El trabajo doméstico y la destrucción de las economías regionales en La Sirga,” Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Bogota, Colombia, June 2018
- “The Degradation of Gender Hierarchies in Land and Shade,” NeMLA, April 2018
- “Santiago y la performatividad del trabajo afectivo,” LASA, April 2017
- “Neoliberal Subjectivities and the Privatization of Fear in La ciénaga,” ACLA, March 2016
- “Intoxicación y memoria en Bajo este sol tremendo,” Columbia--NYU Graduate Conference, April 2014
Coordinator, Spanish Club, 2018-19
Latin American Studies Association
American Comparative Literature Association
North-Eastern Modern Language Association
Appointed to the Faculty: 2018
M.A., New York University
M.F.A., New York University
B.A., Universidad Nacional de Lujan