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Translator Sara E. Cooper and author Mirta Yáñez

 

Sara E. Cooper


BIO

Dr. Sara E. Cooper (PhD University of Texas, 1999) is an Associate Professor at California State University, Chico. She teaches Spanish, Contemporary Latin American, Latina/o and Chicana/o cultural production and Gender/Queer Studies. She is the founder of the Cuban and Cuban Diaspora Cultural Expression Discussion Group of the Modern Language Association and recently launched a new press, Cubanabooks, to publish Cuban women writers in translation. She is the editor of The Ties That Bind: Questioning Family Dynamics and Family Discourse in Hispanic Literature and Film as well as Lesbian Images in International Popular Culture (also a special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies). Cooper is the translator of Burnt Honey, a novel by Chicano Antonio Arreguín Bermúdez, and Havana is a Really Big City, by Cuban Mirta Yáñez. Her articles and translations appear in several journals and anthologies, including: Letras femeninas, Chasqui, Confluencia, Cuban Studies, Kunapipi, A Changing Cuba in a Changing World, Cultura y letras cubanas en el siglo XXI, Tortilleras: Hispanic and Latina Lesbian Expression, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies and Challenging Lesbian Norms. Dr. Cooper currently is working on a book about humor in post-revolutionary Cuba.