Teresa de Lauretis is Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she taught in the Department of History of Consciousness. Among the numerous awards she has received, the Doctorate Honoris Causa by the University of Lund (Sweden) and by Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina). She is the author of books that have marked a watershed in different academic and disciplinary fields (semiotics, cinema, cultural studies, feminist and gender theory, queer theory) and have been translated into 18 languages. Among her publications, La sintassi del desiderio (1976), Umberto Eco (1981), Alice Doesn’t (1984), Technologies of Gender (1987), The Practice of Love (1994), Figures of Resistence (2007), Freud’s Drive (2008). She is currently working on the relations between spectatorship, the figural and the psychoanalitic notions of translation and transference.