Alicia Borinsky

Alicia Borinsky
Head of Spanish Section,
Professor of Spanish,
Latin American Studies, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies
718 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 302D
617-353-6226/ Fax: 617-928-0041
MA, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Research and Teaching

Alicia Borinsky is a fiction writer, poet and literary critic who has published extensively in English and Spanish in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Her most recent books are Low Blows/Golpes Bajos (short fictions), Frivolous Women and Other Sinners (poetry), both published bilingually, and One Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile (literary criticism). She is the recipient of several awards, including the Latino Literature Prize for Fiction and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.  Her research interests include the theory and practice of literary translation, trans-national cultural studies, contemporary gender and literary theory, Latino literature and the legacy of the Latin American avant-garde from Huidobro to Borges and the writers of the “Boom” to the present.  She is the Director of the Summer Cultural Studies Program in Buenos Aires.

Selected Publications
One-Way Tickets



Borinsky A.(2011) One-Way Tickets. Trinity University Press.





Frivilous Women



Borinsky A. (2009) Frivolous Women and Other Sinners / Frivolas y pecadoras. Swan Isle Press.





Low Blows



Borinsky A. (2007) Golpes Bajos / Low Blows. Univ of Wisconsin Press.





Point of Contact



Borinsky A. (2003) Point of Contact. Syracuse University Press.