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essayist , translator , writer , television host , studies educator

Ilan Stavans, Latin American studies educator, writer, essayist, translator, television host.

Background

Stavans, Ilan was born on April 7, 1961 in Mexico City. Came to the United States, 1985. Son of Abraham Stavchansky and Ofelia Slomianski.

Education

Bachelor, University Autónoma Metropolitan, 1984. Master of Arts, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1987. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1988.

Mphil, Columbia University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1990.

Career

Lewis Sebring professor, Latin American and Latino culture Amherst College, Massachusetts, since 1993, Five College 40th Anniversary professor, 2005—2009. Research scholar Institute Latin American Studies, University London, 1998-1999.

Works

Connections

Married Alison Sparks, June 25, 1988. Children: Joshua, Isaiah.

father:
Abraham Stavchansky

mother:
Ofelia Slomianski

spouse:
Alison Sparks

child:
Joshua Stavans

child:
Isaiah Stavans