Jennifer Rathbun
Dr. Jennifer Rathbun
Professor of Foreign Languages
217, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
Dr. Jennifer Rathbun
Professor of Foreign Languages


  • Received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Contemporary Latin American Literature and is currently Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages
  • Has translated and published complete poetic works by Mexican authors Alberto Blanco, Minerva Margarita Villarreal, Juan Armando Rojas Joo and Ivan Vergara
  • In 2018, Artepoética Press published her translation of La llama inclinada/The Inclined Flame by Colombian author Carlos Satizábal
  • Coeditor 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)
  • Her poetry, translations and articles on Contemporary Latin American Literature appear in numerous international reviews and journals  


University of Arizona, Ph.D. in contemporary Latin American literature
Wichita State University, B.A. and M.A.