Edwin Gentzler is Professor of Comparative Literature and the Director of the Translation Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Vanderbilt University and has taught translation at universities in Holland, England, and the USA. Before joining the faculty at UMass, Gentzler was an administrator for the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Translation and Identity in the Americas (2008) and Contemporary Translation Theories (1993), which was updated and revised in 2001 and has been translated into Italian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Arabic, and Persian. Gentzler co-edited (with Maria Tymoczko) the anthology, Translation and Power (2002). His research interests include translation theory, literary translation, and postcolonial theory. He serves as co-editor with Susan Bassnett of the Topics in Translation Series for Multilingual Matters, and is a member of the advisory boards of several journals, including Cadernos de Tradução, Across, Metamorphoses, Journal of Chinese Translation Studies, and The Massachusetts Review.