Department Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics and Professor of Spanish
Modern Languages and Classics
Jennifer Rathbun received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Spanish specializing in Contemporary Latin American Literature in 2002. As a translator, she has published sixteen complete poetic works by Mexican poets Alberto Blanco, Minerva Margarita Villarreal, Juan Armando Rojas Joo, Fernando Carrera and Ivan Vergara and Colombian poet Carlos Satizábal, Spanish poet Maripaz Moreno and world author Indran Amirthanayagam. Rathbun is co-editor of the anthologies of poetry Sangre mía / Blood of Mine: Poetry of Border Violence, Gender and Identity in Ciudad Juárez (2013) and Canto a una ciudad en el desierto (2004). In addition, she has published more than fifty poetic translations of Hispanic authors in prestigious national and international reviews and journals such as The Dirty Goat, Terre Incognita, Prism International, and International Poetry Review. She is the author of the poetry collection El libro de traiciones / The Book of Betrayals (2021). Rathbun is a member of The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) and serves on their membership committee.
El libro de traiciones / The Book of Betrayals. New York: Artepoética Press, 2021.
Blue Window / Ventana Azul by Indran Amirthanayagam. New Orleans: Díalogos, 2021.
Beloved / Adamar by Minerva Margarita Villarreal. New York: Arte Poética Press, 2020.
Afterglow / Tras el rayo by Alberto Blanco. New York: The Bitter Oleander Press, 2011.