Anitra Grisales ~ Academic Editing & Translation


My story

I specialize in academic books and articles in the humanities and social sciences, particularly cultural and medical anthropology; Latin American art, history, and culture; Asian American studies; Middle East studies; cultural studies; media studies; feminist and gender studies; law and society; and critical theory, among other fields. I am also the co-author and translator of 100 Years of Spanish Cinema (Blackwell, 2008).

I began my editorial career at Seal Press, a feminist trade publisher renowned for fiction and nonfiction. After earning my MA in Spanish from Tulane University, I went to work in the Editorial Acquisitions department at Duke University Press. Since 2006, I have been a full-time freelance editor and translator based in Berkeley, California. 

When I am not traveling the world through my authors' words, I am often visiting family or friends in Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, New York, Boston, and anywhere else that will admit me.


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