Annelise Finegan is a clinical assistant professor of translation and directs the graduate program in translation and interpreting at NYU. She currently serves as co-chair of the PEN Translation Committee. Her translations from Chinese include novels, plays, short fiction, and non-fiction by 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.