Daniel Persia is a PhD candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, also pursuing a graduate certificate in African American Studies. His research focuses on collaborative frameworks for the translation of Afro-Brazilian literature and scholarly thought. A writer and translator, he has served as Editor-at-Large for Asymptote Journal and his work has appeared in a range of literary magazines, including Asymptote, Exchanges and KROnline. He came to Princeton after two years in Curitiba, Brazil, where he served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the Federal University of Paraná (2018) and Fulbright Regional Leader for the states of São Paulo and Paraná (2019).
As a Humanities Data Teaching Fellow with the CDH, Daniel is exploring how data can be used to better understand the patterns and inequities of the translation publishing industry. He is also interested in how digital tools can be applied in the humanities classroom to foster dialogue on the ethics of translating across gender and race.