Marlena Gittleman is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature with 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, Catalan, and Portuguese, and her recent translations have appeared in Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory, 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.