Elizabeth Lowe received her B.A. from Barnard College (1969), her M.A. from Queens College (1975), and her PhD from the City University of New York (1977) in Comparative Literature and Translation. She is currently on the faculty of the New York University MS in Translation and Interpreting program. In 2022 she was the FLAD Endowed Chair of Portuguese Studies at UMass Dartmouth. Elizabeth was the founding director of the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has taught and lectured on translation at universities throughout the United States, South America, China and Europe. She is a specialist in translation pedagogy and theory. A literary translator, Elizabeth translates Luso-Afro-Brazilian fiction, as well as works from Latin American and peninsular Spanish. The Brazilian Academy of Letters recognized her translation of the canonical work Os Sertões by Euclides da Cunha (Backlands: The Canudos Campaign, 2010). She is the author of The City in Brazilian Literature (1982) and Translation and the Rise of Inter-American Literature (with Earl E. Fitz, 2007), along with many articles in journals and book chapters on translation criticism and theory. Elizabeth is a recipient of the NEA Literary Translation grant and Fulbright grants to Colombia and Brazil.