Jacqueline Loss


Director of Graduate Studies


PhD University of Texas, in Comparative Literature

Areas of Expertise

Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies, Cuba, Comparative approaches


Jacqueline Loss (PhD, 2000, Comparative Literature, University of Texas-Austin) teaches Latin

American and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies. Her publications include Dreaming in

Russian: The Cuban Soviet Imaginary (University of Texas Press, 2013) and Cosmopolitanisms and

Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place (Palgrave, 2005). She is the co-editor with José Manuel

Prieto of Caviar with Rum: Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience (Palgrave 2012) and with

Esther Whitfield of New Short Fiction from Cuba (Northwestern University Press, 2007). In addition

she served as an advisor for Literature from the Axis of Evil: Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korea,

and Other Enemy Nations (New Press, 2006). Among the writers she has translated into English are

Víctor Fowler Calzada, Antonio Álvarez Gil, Ernesto René Rodríguez, Jorge Miralles, Anna Lidia

Vega Serova, and Armando Suárez Cobián. Her critical essays have appeared in Nepantla:Views

from South,  Chasqui, Latino and Latina Writers, Mandorla, New Centennial Review, La Habana

Elegante, Bomb magazine, La Gaceta (Cuba), Kamchatka (Spain), Cuadernos del Centro de

Estudios Latinoamericanos and Revista de estudios latinoamericanos (Poland), among others. She

is also in charge of the “Translation Magic” column of Cuba Counterpoints, for which she serves on

the advisory board and is working on a digital humanities and documentary project around Cuba

at finotype.org.


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