Olivia Lott

Graduate Student, Spanish
Olivia Lott

Olivia Lott completed her BA in Literature in Spanish at Kenyon College in 2015 before receiving a 2015-2016 Fulbright Grant to Colombia. She is a third-year PhD student in Hispanic Studies and a Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellow. Her primary academic interests include modern and contemporary Spanish American poetry, the 1960s and 1970s in the Hispanic Caribbean, literary journals, postcolonial theory, and translation studies. Her most recent translations of Colombian poetry can be found in Brooklyn Rail in Translation, MAKE, Mantis, Río Grande Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Waxwing, and World Literature Today. Her book-length translation (with Barbara Jamison) of The Dirty Text by Cuban poet Soleida Ríos is forthcoming with Kenning Editions. She is currently the Editorial Assistant for the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.

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