A professor at University of Toronto, Eva-Lynn Jagoe teaches in the Spanish and Portuguese department, and the Centre for Comparative Literature. Her areas of research include critical and cultural theory, environmental humanities, Latin American studies, film, and literature. Eva-Lynn writes academic prose, creative nonfiction, and fiction. As well as teaching university students, she also offers workshops on public-facing writing for academics. She is also a certified Iyengar yoga teacher at Studio Po.
Take Her, She’s Yours merges memoir with critical theory as she recounts the unraveling of everything she thought she knew about selfhood, relationships, and desire. Through the story of an upbringing in a patriarchal Spanish and American household, a dissociative and painful relationship towards men and power, and a chaotic marriage and divorce, she interrogates the destructive fantasy of possessive individualism that permeates our psyches and our cultural expectations. Woven through this narrative is an account of the unique relationship that Jagoe has with her psychoanalyst, in which she works through her tendency to give herself away to others, and learns to navigate the many contradictory selves that we all hold within us.