Marlena Gittleman is a Ph.D. candidate and Graduate Student Instructor, and she is also pursuing a Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality. Her dissertation focuses on gestures as embodied intervention in twentieth century fiction, dance, and performance art, with a focus on the Americas and Catalonia. Marlena is a translator from Spanish and Catalan, and her recent translations have appeared in Asymptote and Anomaly. She obtained her B.A. in Comparative Literature at Barnard College in 2012 and joined Berkeley’s Comparative Literature Department in the fall of 2015.