Denise Park

Susan Briante


  • poetry
  • creative non-fiction
  • Latin American literature
  • Latin American poetry
  • literary translation
  • creative writing
  • gender studies


Charles Lilly

Expert at a Glance

Susan Briante, Ph.D. School of Arts and Humanities

Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies

Dr. Briante is a poet, translator, essayist and author of Pioneers in the Study of Motion, a full-length collection of her poetry.

Her poems have appeared in TriQuarterly, New American Writing and Indiana Review, among other publications.

Her essays have appeared in The Believer, Painted Bride Quarterly and The Texas Observer, and in the anthology Hurricanes and Carnivals: Essays by Chicanos, Pochos, Pachucos and Expatriates. Her translations of Latin American artists have been published in such journals as Bomb, Sentence, The Bilingual Review and Reversible Monuments.

Briante is currently at work on American Ruins: Nostalgia, Amnesia and Blitzkrieg Bop, a book that investigates how contemporary urban ruins function as symbols in the American imagination and its relationship to the past.

She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.


Updated: November 29, 2011