Ilana Luna

Curly haired woman in the sunlight, looks to the side.

Ilana Luna (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1978) is Associate Professor of Latin American Studies and Spanish at Arizona State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an emphasis in literary translation. She is author of the book Adapting Gender: Mexican Feminisms from Literature to Film (2018, SUNY Press) and is the Co-Director of Programming for Femme Revolution Film Fest in Mexico City. She is a writer and translator of poetry and prose and some of her recent work can be seen in Jacket2, Hostos Review, Askew, Four Chambers Press, Oomph!, Barzakh, Vice Versa, Hektoen International, and Reliquiae. She has translated books by Juan José Rodinás: Koan: Underwater (2018, Cardboard House Press), Judith Santopietro: Tiawanaku: Poems from the Madre Coqa (2019, Orca Libros) which is on the Sarah Maguire Poetry-in-Translation Prize short list; and Giancarlo Huapaya: Sub Verse Workshop (2020, Lavender Ink/ Diálogos). She is currently translating The Book of Mirages and Minaret by Gaspar Orozco.