Rachel Stein

Rachel Stein
Graduate Student Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Address
    04A Casa Hispánica
    612 W. 116th Street
    New York, NY 10027
  • Office Hours
    By appointment
  • Phone
    (212) 854-4187
  • Fax
    (212) 854-5322
  • Email


Rachel Stein is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University. She received her M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College and B.A. in the College of Letters from Wesleyan University. Her dissertation examines the functioning of the printing press in the global Habsburg Monarchy of the Spanish-Portuguese Union of Crowns (1580-1640) by studying the business and books of the Lisbon-based printer Pedro Craesbeeck. She has published Spanish-to-English translations of early modern Chilean texts for The Chile Reader (Duke UP) and edited the Spanish subtitles for the Metropolitan Opera. She has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento. Rachel is an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography, a program run by the Rare Book School of the University of Virginia.

In addition to teaching in the department of Latin American & Iberian Cultures, Rachel has joined the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research as associate faculty. The Brooklyn Institute provides liberal arts educational opportunities to local communities throughout New York. This summer (2015), she will be teaching the course "Don Quixote: Into the World of the Book" at Word Up Community Bookshop-Liberería comunitaria in Washington Heights. It is open to the public.