Isabel Gómez

E-mail: Office: Rolfe Hall 4339


  • M.A. Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California Los Angeles (2011)
  • B.A. Comparative Literature, Minor in Spanish, University of Chicago (2004)


My research interests include translation theory, literary translation in Latin American letters with a focus in Brazil and Mexico, Hemispheric American studies, and experimental poetics. In the 2014-15 academic year, I was selected by the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF) to teach a course based on my dissertation research titled “Found in Translation: North/South Poetic Friendships and the American Idiom.” I co-organized the Latin American Institute Working Group on Travel, Translation and Circulation and co-directed the 2013 HEMI-GSI Convergence “Experimental Collectivities” hosted at UCLA and USC.


  • “To Be 130 Years Old! Updating the Language of University Culture and Race in Machado’s Short Stories. A Review of a New English Translation by John Chasteen.” Machado de Assis em Linha 7.13 (2014). (2014): 119-28.
  • “Toward un estado plurinacional: An Interview with John Beverley on Postsubaltern Studies.” With Rafael Ramírez Mendoza and Sandra Ruiz. Mester 42 (2014): 117-130.
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