Primary Profession: Student
Language(s): Spanish, Slovene, Italian
Professional Affiliations and Certifications: American Literary Translators Association (ALTA); Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES); Association for Women in Slavic Studies; International Virginia Woolf Society; Society of Slovene Studies
Publications: ESSAY: "Writing with the Left Hand," World Literature Today (inaugural Translation Tuesday blog), 17 July 2012. - TRANSLATIONS FROM SLOVENIAN: 3 poems (“Death at Dachau,” “Shared Grave,” “On Entering the Death Camp”). Trans. from the Slovene with Matevž Kersnik. Forthcoming from a bilingual anthology of poems written by survivors of the Dachau concentration camp. Camden House Press. - “The Surprise” by Lili Potpara. Translated from the Slovene. Forthcoming in the best of flash fiction in World Literature Today, September 2012. - “The Ghosts are Schrodinger Cats” by Maja Novak. Translated from the Slovene with Nina Dolgan. Words Without Borders, December 2011. - “Highway” by Lili Potpara. Translated from the Slovene with Matevž Kersnik. The Montreal Review, August 2011. - FROM SPANISH: “The Vision” by Carmen Boullosa. Translated from the Spanish. Forthcoming in the best of flash fiction in World Literature Today, September 2012. - “Saint Teresa Visits Beth Israel” by Carmen Boullosa. Translated from the Spanish. PEN/USA Website, February 2011.
Education: MA, University of Connecticut(in progress) Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies - MFA, University of New Hampshire, 2010, Writing - BA, Providence College, Summa Cum Laude, 2008, English & Spanish.
Awards: 2012: Tinker Foundation Pre-Dissertation Grant for travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina for translation research. Borys & Lida S. Bilokur Award for outstanding academic achievement in Slavic Studies. University of Connecticut, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Aetna Works-in-Progress Grant for unpublished manuscript of short stories. University of Connecticut, Department of English. 2010 – 11: Fulbright Fellowship in translation/interpretation to the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, to translate a collection of short fiction written by women from 1991 – 2011. 2008: Providence College’s Balfour Center for Multicultural Affairs Service-Learning Grant for study and volunteer work in Sarapiquí rainforest community in Costa Rica.
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