Professor of Spanish
Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages
Jacqueline Loss is a professor of Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Dreaming in Russian. The Cuban Soviet Imaginary (2013) and Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place (2005) and has co-edited Caviar with Rum: Cuba-USSR and the Post-Soviet Experience (with José Manuel Prieto, 2012) and New Short Fiction from Cuba (with Esther Whitfield, 2007). In addition, she served as an advisor for Literature from the Axis of Evil: Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Other Enemy Nations (2006). Among the Cuban writers she has translated into English are Víctor Fowler Calzada, Antonio Álvarez Gil, Ernesto René Rodríguez, Jorge Miralles, Anna Lidia Vega Serova, and Armando Suárez Cobián. Her critical essays have appeared in Nepantla: Views from South, Chasqui, Latino and Latina Writers, Mandorla, New Centennial Review, La Habana Elegante, Bomb magazine, La Gaceta (Cuba), Kamchatka (Spain), Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos and Revista de estudios latinoamericanos (Poland), among others. She edits the translation section of Cuba Counterpoints and is currently working on a documentary with Juan Carlos Alom entitled FINOTYPE.
Since 2014, she has served on the executive committee of the Cuban and Cuban Diasporic Discussion Group of the Modern Language Association.