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The one-time immigration lawyer moonlighted as an editor at the Latin American Review Press and was impressed with her boss, a 90-year-old woman. This experience has inspired Mahler, who eventually wants to have her own journal or press.
This independent streak dates to her upbringing. "I was a very latchkey kid," she explains, and was raised by her siblings. As a result, she was a bit of a neighborhood terror as well. "I even had my own army of 1st graders that I made do push-ups and if they didn't, I sent them to jail, which was the jungle gym."
For now, however, her focus is on Emory and her family. She married her high school sweetheart, Andrew Mahler, and the couple now reside in Stockbridge. Anna wants to focus on building bonds with her students as well. "I hope to make lasting personal and professional relationships and contribute to colleague's work and students. I want to inspire the same interest in my students that has been inspired in me."
Her personal interests beyond Hispanic and Caribbean literature include "some grandma things," as she puts it, like making jams. "I like to garden, too, even though I don't know what I'm doing. She
also has a passion for red wine, collecting folk art, shopping, Cold War politics and attending concerts and shows.
Mahler views her career at Emory as a springboard to her life goals. She wants to publish books, write a novel, have an old house with a wraparound porch and travel a lot more. Basically, "I want to find a way to keep singing in my life," she explains, "No matter how old I am, I can be productive and have a passion."
Anna Mahler is a second-year graduate student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She completed her BA at the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated in the top 2% of the College of Arts and Sciences. She was the recipient of the Center for Latin American Studies Tuition Remission Fellowship and was given the Award for Excellence in Research from the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures. As an assistant editor at the Latin American Literary Review Press, she published over 120 titles from authors such as Pablo Neruda and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. She received fellowships to study in Chile, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic. She teaches Spanish 202 at Emory. She hails from Birmingham, Alabama and lives in Stockbridge with her husband and high…
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