Marlena Gittleman joined Berkeley’s Comparative Literature Department in the fall of 2015. She obtained her B.A. in Comparative Literature at Barnard College in 2012. Her areas of study include genre crossings in 20 th century fiction and transatlantic women’s writing. Marlena is particularly interested in questions of formal and linguistic experimentation, intersubjectivity, voice, the body, and matter, especially as they relate to gender. She works in Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and English. Marlena is also a translator from Spanish and Catalan, and she works on the theory and practice of translation in relation to the field of comparative literature.