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Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities - Class of Spring 2020

Moira Fradinger is an associate professor of comparative literature at Yale University. She grew up in Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, and Venezuela, completing her Licenciatura in psychology at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, with a specialization in psychoanalysis and the treatment of psychosis. Fradinger started her career as a psychologist in Argentina, working in clinical practice with psychotic patients in public hospitals. She was also on staff in Argentina’s National Ministry of Health and Social Action at the Under-Secretary for Women’s Affairs, and taught at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She completed her MA at the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague, and PhD in comparative literature at Yale University, where she joined the faculty in 2005. Fradinger is the author of Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins (Stanford, 2010). She is finishing a book on twentieth-century Latin American rewritings of Antigone and an anthology of five dramatic re-imaginings of Antigone plays she translated into English (from Haiti, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, and Brazil). She has also started a new book project on contemporary Argentine gender debates and their global impact, and another on Latin American Third Cinema.

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