L. Maria Bo received a dual B.A. in English literature and Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 2018. Her research focuses on literary propaganda between the U.S. and China during the Cold War, transnational and diasporic literatures, and language rights. Still, the real love of her intellectual life is translation: its problems, unplanned effects, diversity, and window into human tendencies and social structures. Maria currently teaches Contemporary Civilization through the Core, and has taught classes in literary criticism and theory, translation theory, and critical race theory at Columbia and Barnard. She has also been involved with the Global Language Justice Initiative hosted by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.
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