Associate Professor Esther Allen's research focuses on translation, 19th and 20th century Latin American and French literature, and issues in anglophone globalization. Professor Allen designed and runs Baruch's Minor in English-Spanish translation.
Publications include In Translation: Translators on their Work and What It Means (Columbia University Press, 2013), To Be Translated or Not To Be (Institut Ramon Llull, 2007), and José Marti: Selected Writings (Penguin Classics, 2002). (For more publications see www.estherallen.com.)
Allen directed the work of the PEN/Heim Translation Fund (2003-2010) and co-founded PEN World Voices: the New York Festival of International Literature (2004). She has twice been awarded National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowships and was a Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library (2009-2010). The French government named her a Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres (2006). She received the Feliks Gross Endowment Award from City University of New York (2012).