Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

Annelise Finegan

Academic Director of Translation & Interpreting and Clinical Assistant Professor

Annelise Finegan is Academic Director of Translation & Interpreting and Clinical Assistant Professor of Translation at the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Applied Liberal Arts. An award-winning translator, she has published translations from Chinese including novels, short fiction, and non-fiction by prominent contemporary and historical authors. Annelise has worked for academic and textbook publishers as an acquisitions editor, publishing coordinator, bilingual copy editor, and project manager. She earned her PhD in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also completed a Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies. Her current book project, “Translational Stages: Chinese Theatrical Modernism,” explores the relationship between forms of translation and forms of theatrical expression.