Rachel Stein

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Responsibilites
The Research and Instruction Librarian at the Latin American Library develops research services and instructional programs and engages in collection development and outreach for the Latin American Library in coordination with the Director and Curator of Special Collections.
Degrees
Degree Type: 
Ph.D.
Degree Major: 
Latin American & Iberian Cultures
Degree Institution: 
Columbia University
Degree Year Received: 
2017

Degree Type: 
M.A.
Degree Major: 
Spanish
Degree Institution: 
Middlebury College
Degree Year Received: 
2004

Degree Type: 
B.A.
Degree Major: 
The College of Letters
Degree Institution: 
Wesleyan University
Degree Year Received: 
2003
Professional Affiliations
Organization: 
SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials)

Organization: 
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Organization: 
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
Professional Activity
Rachel Stein holds a Ph.D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University. Her doctoral research examined the printing of books on America, Africa, and Asia in 17th-century Lisbon, tracing global production networks across coordinates as diverse as Mexico City, Isla Margarita, Buenos Aires, Bahía, Antwerp, Portuguese Morocco, and Goa. Rachel’s work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon-Rare Book School Fellowship in Critical Bibliography, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento.


Rachel brings extensive pedagogical experience to the position of LAL Research & Instruction Librarian. She has taught Latin American & Iberian cultural studies and Spanish language courses at Columbia, New York University, and the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She is especially passionate about project-based pedagogy: her students have put together digital exhibits of rare books; created audio guides of Latin American and Spanish artworks; and engaged with Hispanic New York through Twitter, to name a few.

Before pursuing an academic career, Rachel lived in Madrid, Spain, for five years, where she worked as a copy editor and translator. Her translations can be found in The Chile Reader (Duke UP, 2014) and Collected Writings on Velázquez (Yale UP, 2008), among other publications.


Professional Interests
Pedagogy of Latin American & Iberian Cultures
Project-Based Learning
Early Modern Spanish and Portuguese Global Empire
The History of the Book and Print Culture
Medieval Iberia
Curriculum Vitae
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