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Cheyla Samuelson

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Cheyla Samuelson

Cheyla Samuelson is associate professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at San José State University in San José, California, where she teaches Spanish and Latin American literature and culture, with an emphasis on contemporary Mexican literature....

Her research interests include the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, representations of violence in recent literature from Mexico, transnational literature and literary translation. Her translations include a short essay by Cristina Rivera Garza published with Literal, Latin American Voices, poems by Balam Rodrigo in Anuario de Poesía de San Diego: Frontera  / San Diego Poetry Annual: Border and Oír ese río. Antología poética de los cinco continentes and, with co-translator Ilana Luna, poems by Rivera Garza in Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and OpinionThe Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, and Harper’s Magazine. With Luna, she is at work on the translation of two collections of poetry by Cristina Rivera Garza.

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