An award-winning translator, Annelise has published translations from Chinese including novels, short fiction, and non-fiction by prominent contemporary and historical authors. She 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. In 2022 her translation of Hsu Yen Ling's play The Dust had its US premiere.
Andrea L. Chambers is the Associate Dean of the NYU SPS Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts (PALA). She oversees the Master of Science in Publishing, Master of Science in Translation and Interpreting, and Master of Science in Professional Writing as well as the NYU Summer Publishing Institute, PALA Continuing Education courses and certificates, the Academy of Lifelong Learning, Language Proficiency Exams, and other programs including executive education courses in publishing. Previously, she was Academic Director of the Master of Science in Publishing at The NYU School of Professional Studies and Executive Director of the Center for Publishing. Her wide-ranging publishing career includes senior executive positions at magazines such as Time, People, and Seventeen and as a consultant to the National Geographic Society’s children’s magazines.
In book publishing, she worked as Vice President and Executive Editor at Penguin Group (USA), specializing in best-selling non-fiction political books and biographies. She is a published author and award winning magazine writer. Andrea is a judge of the National Magazine Awards and a past president of the Women’s Media Group. She received her M.S. in Journalism from Boston University.