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 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.



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


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.


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Survey of Spanish-Am 362 1 1100 - 1215 T R AT, room 109