Professor, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Director of LACIS
Professor Bilbija specializes in contemporary Spanish American writing, cultural studies and gender criticism. She is the author of Textual Bodies: Metaphors of Narrative Genesis in Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature (Latinoamericana Editores, 2001), as well as Yo soy trampa: Ensayos sobre la obra de Luisa Valenzuela, (Buenos Aires: Feminaria, 2003). She co-edited The Art of Truth-Telling About Authoritarian Rule (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005). Her most recent publications include essays on Luz Arce, Luisa Valenzuela (Casa de las Americas and Paris Review/Latin American Writers at Work), Ana María Shua and argentine director Eliseo Subiela. In addition, she has published translations of work by María Luisa Bombal, Luisa Valenzuela, Mario Benedetti, Clarice Lispector in her native Serbian. From 2001-2006 she was the Editor of Letras Femeninas: Revista de Literatura Femenina Hispánica . Professor Bilbija has produced a video art piece on Luisa Valenzuela's story Other Weapons.