Adrian Izquierdo




Phone: (646) 312- 3932

Location: VC 7-248

Adrian Izquierdo is an Assistant Professor in the English Department of Baruch College. He holds an MA from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, and a PhD from The Graduate Center (CUNY). He has been a fellow at the University of Poitiers (France), the Leon Levy Center for Biography (New York), and the École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques, “Casa Velázquez” (Madrid). He’s also been a member of the Folger Institute's Year-Long Colloquium on “Renaissance/Early Modern Translation.”

Prof. Izquierdo’s research interests revolve around the translation of texts and ideas across cultural divides in Renaissance literature, and in today’s globalized world. As a member of Pólemos, a digital humanities research group based at La Sorbonne University, he has recently completed the critical edition of the first three biographies of Luis de Góngora for their digital repository ( He is also an Associate Member of the research group RÉMÉLICE (Réception et mediation de littératures et cultures étrangères et comparées), based at the University of Orléans, France.

Prof. Izquierdo has published several articles on Renaissance literature and translation both in Europe and in the U.S. His book, Pierre Matthieu en España. Biografía, política y traducción en el Siglo de Oro [Pierre Matthieu in Spain: Biography, Politics and Translation in the Spanish Golden Age] (Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2019) reconstructs the intricate web of connections established among early modern humanists who used ancient biography and translation to probe into the political landscape of their times in England, Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal. It also explores the role of translation and translators in the development of the genre of political biography in 17th-centuy France and Spain (

In 2017, Prof. Izquierdo was the guest editor of the “New York in Translation” issue of the literary journal Los bárbaros ( Before coming to Baruch College, he taught literature, languages (Spanish and French), and translation at Hunter College (CUNY). At Baruch, he teaches courses in the Great Works program and on cultural translation, translation studies, and translation history.

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