Sergio Waisman

Professor Sergio Waisman

Sergio Waisman

Professor of Spanish and International Affairs, Affiliated Faculty of Judaic Studies


Office Phone: (202) 994-6330

Prof. Waisman received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (2000), and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1995).  He has translated, among others, The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution by Mariano Azuela (Penguin), three books by the Argentine Ricardo Piglia, three titles for Oxford’s Library of Latin America series, and poetry by various Latin American poets. His book Borges and Translation: The Irreverence of the Periphery has been published in English, Spanish, and Italian. In 2000 he received an NEA Translation Fellowship Award for his translation of Ricardo Piglia’s The Absent City (Duke). Sergio Waisman is also the author of the novels Leaving/Irse and El encargo.