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New York, New York, United States
January 12, 2018

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Pamela Maria Smorkaloff

Curriculum Vitae


New York University B.A., Romance Languages and Literatures

(Spanish/French), cum laude, 1978; M.A., Contemporary Latin American Literature, 1980; Ph.D., Contemporary Latin American Literature, with a Minor in Brazilian Literature, 1986, with distinction Awards and Honors:

Pennfield Award for Outstanding Thesis Proposal, 1980 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Stipend: Mexico City and Oaxaca, summer, 1989

Professional Experience:

Fordham University, Dept. of Modern Languages, Assistant Professor of Spanish, 1986-1987

Princeton University, Dept. of Romance Languages, Visiting Professor of Spanish and Contemporary Latin American Literature, 1989-1990 Adjunct Professor of Latin American Literature, CUNY Center for Worker’s Education, 1990-1998

Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and Director of the Graduate Program in Translation Studies (alternating), Montclair State University, 1999-2011 Freelance Translator and Simultaneous Interpreter (Spanish/English, English/Spanish and French/English), 2011 to presen Books and Publications:

Literatura y edición de libros (Havana: Letras Cubanas Publishers, 1987) Readers and Writers in Cuba (New York: Garland Publishers, 1992) Cuban Writers On and Off the Island (New York: Twayne, 1995) If I Could Write This in Fire: An Anthology of Literature from the Caribbean, edited (New York: The New Press, 1999)

The Cuba Reader, co-editor with Aviva Chomsky and Barry Carr (Duke University Press, 2009)

“Ajiaco and Sancocho: Culture and Cuisine in the Spanish Caribbean,” forthcoming, Oxford University Press

“I Was A Cuban Spy: A False Memoir,” in preparation

“Our Girl in Havana,” a novel in preparation

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