Samuel Steinberg

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Contact Information
E-mail: samuelst@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1258
Office: THH 156

Personal Website

Biographical Sketch

Samuel Steinberg's research and teaching engage modern and contemporary Latin American literature and visual culture, as well as critical theory and political thought. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Revista Hispánica Moderna, Third Text, and CR: New Centennial Review. His book, Photopoetics at Tlatelolco, is forthcoming with University of Texas Press. 


  • B.A. Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 6/2000
  • M.A. Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, 6/2003
  • Ph.D. Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania, 5/2009

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    Tenure Track Appointments
    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 2012-  
    • Assistant Professor, Denison University, 2011-2012  

    Visiting and Temporary Appointments
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Trinity College, 2010-2011   
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University, 2009-2010   


    • Steinberg, S. (2014). Photopoetics at Tlatelolco. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

    Book Chapter
    • Steinberg, S. Sin horizonte. Neo-comunismo y posthegemonía. Post-hegemonía.

    Book Review
    • Steinberg, S. (2012). Freud’s Mexico: Into the Wilds of Psychoanalysis, by Rubén Gallo. Hispanic Review. pp. 334–37.
    • Steinberg, S. (2010). Ends of the Revolution. Review of Fictions of Totality: The Mexican Novel, 1968, and the National-Popular State, by Ryan F. Long. A Contracorriente. pp. 353–60.
    • Steinberg, S. (2009). Mexico, From Mestizo to Multicultural: National Identity and Recent Representations of the Conquest, by Carrie E. Chorba. Latin American Literary Review. pp. 139–41.
    • Steinberg, S. (2007). Resistances of Latin Americanism. Review of Testimonio: On the Politics of Truth, by John Beverley. CR: The New Centennial Review. pp. 263-78.
    • Steinberg, S. (2007). Mexican Modernity: The Avant–Garde and the Technological Revolution, by Rubén Gallo. Hispanic Review. pp. 427-29.

    Journal Article
    • Steinberg, S. (2013). Touching the Common: Contemporary Art and Mesoamerican War. Third Text. Vol. 27 (5), pp. 607–19.
    • Steinberg, S. (2013). Cowardice—An Alibi: On Prudence and Senselessness. CR: The New Centennial Review. Vol. 14 (1)
    • Steinberg, S. (2013). Originary Debt (1816). Revista Hispánica Moderna. Vol. 66 (1), pp. 43–56.
    • Steinberg, S. (2012). 'Tlatelolco me bautizó': Literary Renewal and the Neoliberal Transition. Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos. Vol. 28 (2), pp. 265-286.
    • Steinberg, S. (2012). Politics of the Line. Política Común. Vol. 2 Link to article
    • Steinberg, S. (2011). Re-cinema: Hauntology of 1968. Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. Vol. 33 (1), pp. 3-26.
    • Steinberg, S. (2011). To Begin Writing: Bellatin, Reunited. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Vol. 20 (2), pp. 105-120.
    • Steinberg, S. (2007). After Macondo: Latin American Literature and the 1960s. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. Vol. 11, pp. 155–69.
    • Steinberg, S. (2006). Franco’s Kids: Geopolitics and Postdictatorship in ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. Vol. 7 (1), pp. 23-36.

    • Steinberg, Samuel (Ed.). (2013). On John Beverley's Latinamericanism after 9/11. Política Común (ddited dossier in journal, with introduction "My Only Latin Americanism"). Link to introduction
    • Steinberg, Samuel; Good, Carl (Ed.). (2013). The Gift of Sight: Contemporary Economies of the Visual. Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture.

  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 156
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0358