Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages
Jennifer Rathbun has a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in contemporary Latin American literature and is currently an associate professor of Spanish and chair of the department of foreign languages at Ashland University in Ohio. The Bitter Oleander Press published her translation of the poetry collection "Afterglow/Tras el rayo" by world renowned Mexican author Alberto Blanco in June 2011. In 2009, she published her translation of the poetry collection "Río vertebral/Vertebral River" by Mexican author Juan Armando Rojas Joo in Pecan Grove Press. Rathbun also translated Rojas Joo’s work "Ceremonial de viento/Ceremonial of Wind "(2006) and is co-editor of the anthology of poetry Canto a una ciudad en el desierto (2004). In addition, her poetry, translations and articles on contemporary Latin American Literature appear in numerous international reviews and journals.