Moira Fradinger grew up in four South American countries: Argentina, Uruguay, Peru and Venezuela. A native speaker of Spanish, she is also proficient in French, Italian and Portuguese. The author of Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins (Stanford UP, 2010), she has written articles on Latin American film and literature, and on the reception of classical tragedy in Latin America. Currently she is finishing two projects: a book on 20th century Latin American rewritings of Antigone, with the working title of “Antígonas: A Latin American Tradition,” and an anthology of five Antigone-plays (from Haiti, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, and Brazil) that she translated into English. She has also translated poems and short stories from Spanish into English. Professor Fradinger has won several teaching awards; the latest being the Sarai Ribicoff Award for the Encouragement of Teaching at the Yale College (2012).
She has taught courses on topics such as Radical Films from Latin America; Latin American and Caribbean Intellectual history (19th and 20th centuries); Latin American and World literature; Psychoanalytic theories of the subject; Freud and Science; Lacan and the Post-Freudians; Gender theories and their politics; Introduction to Narrative; Feminist Film makers.