Patricia Felisa Barbeito is Professor of American Literatures at the Rhode Island School of Design and a  translator of Greek fiction and poetry.  Her research focuses primarily on race and ethnicity in American literature and culture and her publications have appeared in a variety of journals, including American Literature, The Journal of American Culture and the Journal of Modern Greek Studies.  She is co-translator (with Vangelis Calotychos) of Menis Koumandareas’s Their Smell Makes Me Want to Cry (Birmingham Modern Greek Translations, 2004); and translator of Elias Maglinis’s The Interrogation (Birmingham Modern Greek Translations, 2013) for which she received the 2013 Modern Greek Studies Association’s Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize.  Her translations of Greek poems and short fiction have appeared in Words Without BordersIn Translation, the Asymptote blog, and eXchanges.  She is currently working on a book about the African-American author Chester Himes.