Cintia Santana grew up as a Spanish-English bilingual and specializes in 19th- and 20th-century Spanish literature, particularly in the cultural relationships between Spain and the United States. Her interests include transatlantic and translation studies. She is the author of Forth and Back: Translation, Dirty Realism, and the Spanish Novel, 1975-1995 (Bucknell UP, 2013). Her short stories, poems, and translations have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Missouri Review, Narrative, the Threepenny Review, and other journals. Her poem, “Notes to a Funeral,” was selected by Mary Szybist for inclusion in the Best New Poets 2016 anthology.