Ph.D., Columbia University (1990)
M.A., Columbia University (1988)
M.A., The Jewish Theological Seminary (1987)
B.A., Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (1984)
A.M. (honorary), Amherst College (1998)

Teaching Interests

Ilan Stavans has taught courses on a wide array of topics such as Spanglish, Jorge Luis Borges, modern American poetry, Latin music, Don Quixote, Gabriel García Márquez, Modernismo, popular culture in Hispanic America, world Jewish writers, the cultural history of the Spanish language, Pablo Neruda, the history of the Spanish language, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Yiddish literature, Jewish-Hispanic relations, cinema, Latin American art, and U.S.-Latino culture.

Scholarly and Professional Activities

Co-Founder and Faculty: Great Books Summer Program (2001- )


Stavans on Spanglish-NPR interview

Stavans on Spanglish-PBS interview

Profile of Stavans in The New York Times

Profile of Stavans in Village Voice

Profile of Stavans in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Stavans on Spanglish in Newsweek

Stavans on the Media in The Believer

Translation of Don Quixote

PBS Conversation with Ilan Stavans

Stavans on the Art of Cultural Criticism, ThoughtCast, Interview by Jenny Attiyeh

Stavans on Dictionaries, Translation Journal, Interview by Verónica Albin

Stavans on Literature and Prayer, AGNI, Interview by Kim Ben-Porat

Stavans on Translation, Literary Review, Interview by Neal Sokol



See also: Research Interests, Awards and Honors, and Selected Publications