Wesleyan portrait of Jeanne M. Bonner

Jeanne M. Bonner

Visiting Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies


BA Wesleyan University
MFA Bennington College

Jeanne M. Bonner

Jeanne Bonner is a writer, journalist and literary translator whose work has been published by The New York Times, Catapult, Marketplace, the Kenyon Review, NPR and CNN. She won the 2018 PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian literature for her translation-in-progress of Mariateresa Di Lascia’s 1995 coming-of-age novel, Passaggio in Ombra. She will be a short-term fellow in 2020 at the New York Public Library where she will conduct comparative translation research of works in Italian by women writers who survived the Holocaust. Her research interests include modern and contemporary works by Italian women writers, and in particular 20th century Italian women authors who have been overlooked and whose work hasn’t been translated into English. She studied Italian literature at Wesleyan University and has an MFA in Writing from Bennington College and an MA in Italian Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Connecticut.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Friday, 10a to 12n


Fall 2019
WRCT 116F - 01
The Literature of Travel (FYS)

Winter 2020
ENGL 214Z - 01
Reading and Writing Memoir