UMass Boston


Isabel Gomez

Latin American/Iberian Studies
Associate Professor
McCormack Hall Floor 04

Area of Expertise

Translation studies, translation theories, Latin American poetics, comparative literatures Mexican and Brazilian vanguards and contemporary literatures, transhistorical baroque


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

MA, Spanish, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011

BA, University of Chicago

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Isabel Gómez teaches in the Language, Culture, and Society and Translation Studies tracks and is working on a book project titled "Cannibal Translation Zones: Literary Reciprocity in Brazil and Mexico." She chaired a panel for ALTA 2016 (American Literary Translators Association) “Translation as Performance: Crossing Genres, Crossing Lives.” As an organizing member of the Translation Committee, she is planning a seminar at ACLA 2017 (American Comparative Literary Association) on “Translation Networks: Beyond Source and Target.” In spring 2017, her students in Intermediate Translation (Spanish 333) presented their final research papers on panels at the annual New England Translators Association (NETA) Conference. In addition to her scholarly writing, she translates from Spanish and Portuguese into English.