Olivia Lott

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Latin American Studies
Office Phone
328 Aaron Burr Hall
Office Hours
Tuesday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

OLIVIA LOTT (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis). Lott is a scholar of comparative Latin American and inter-American poetry and poetics, avant-gardes, and translation, with particular emphasis on the 1960s and 1970s. Her book project, Radical Re/Turns, chronicles the revitalization of avant-garde activity across the “long 1960s” and the inter-American Cold War. Her scholarly writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from PMLA, Revista Hispánica Moderna, Translation Studies, and Chasqui. She is also the translator of four books of Latin American poetry, and her most recent co-translation, Juan Calzadilla’s The Roof of the Whale Poems, is forthcoming in Fall 2023 from University of Wisconsin Press. Before joining PLAS, Lott was Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Washington and Lee University (2022-23) and Marilyn Yarbrough Dissertation Fellow at Kenyon College (2021-22). In Fall 2024, she will begin an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University.