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educator , literary critic , translator

Cynthia Steele, American literary critic, translator, educator. Advanced grantee Social Science Research Council, 1990-1991; Royalty Research grantee University Washington Graduate School, since 1997. Member Latin American Studies Association.


Steele, Cynthia was born on August 7, 1951 in Colusa, California, United States. Daughter of Ned and Lorraine (Heard) Steele.


Bachelor in English and Spanish, California State University, Chico, 1973. Master of Arts in Spanish Literature, University California, San Diego, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish Literature, University California, San Diego, 1980.


Assistant professor Spanish Ohio State University, Columbus, 1980-1985, Columbia University, New York City, 1985-1986. From assistant professor to associate professor Spanish University Washington, Seattle, 1986-1996, professor Spanish, Comparative Literature and International Studies, since 1996. Member joint committee Latin American studies Social Science Research Council-American Council Learned Societies, New York City, 1994-1996.

Delegate West Coast Modern Language Association, New York City, since 1996. Board directors Institute de Literature Iberoamericana, Pittsburgh, since 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Translator: Underground River and Other Stories by Inés Arredondo, 1996. (with David Laur) City of Memory (José Emilio Pacheco), 1997.


Member Latin American Studies Association.


  • Other Interests

    Movies, travel in latin america.


Ned Steele

Lorraine (Heard) Steele