Jennifer Rathbun
Jennifer Rathbun
Depart Chair Depart Modern Languages Classics, Interim Depart Chair Depart Philosophy and Religious Studies Professor Spanish


Room:NQ 178

Department: Modern Languages and Classics

Jennifer Rathbun, poet and translator, is a Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics and Interim Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She received her PhD at the University of Arizona specializing in Contemporary Latin American Literature. Rathbun is the translator of numerous poetry books by Hispanic authors such as Alberto Blanco and Minerva Margarita Villarreal, editor of two anthologies of poetry and author of the poetry collections Precipicio / Precipice (2023) and El libro de traiciones / The Book of Betrayals (2021). Rathbun was awarded the 2021 Ambroggio Prize by the Academy of American Poets for her translation of Cardinal in My Window With a Mask on its Beak by Colombian author Carlos Aguasaco. She is Associate Editor of Ashland Poetry Press.

Dr. Rathbun was awarded the 2021 Ambroggio Prize granted by The Academy of American Poets with Colombian author Carlos Aguasaco for her translation of his poetry book Cardinal in my Window with a Mask on its Beak (U of Arizona Press 2022).

Notable Publications

Precipicio / Precipice, Honduras: UP National Autonomous University of Honduras, 2023.

El libro de traiciones / The Book of Betrayals, New York: Artepoética Press, 2021.


Hojas de Papel Volando / Paper Leaves in the Wind by Patricia Ariza. Bogota and New York: Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Artepoética Press. 2023.

Giros de faros / Circling Beacons by Alberto Blanco. Toronto: Guernica Editions. 2022.

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.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Survey of Spanish-Am 362 810 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Survey of Spanish-Am 362 810 0915 - 1040 T OL, room ONLINE