Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Donahue, Allison Grimaldi

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor



Allison Grimaldi Donahue is a writer and translator, currently working on her PhD in Philosophy and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. She has performed poetry and given lectures at Gavin Brown Rome, the University of Trieste, and the Five College Consortium at Smith College. She was a visiting writer at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Vermont Studio Center, Middlebury College, University of New Hampshire, Cornell University, and Northeastern University. She is the author of two poetry collections: On Endings (Delere Press) and Body to Mineral (Publication Studio Vancouver). Her translation of Vito Bonito’s Soffiati Via is forthcoming from Fomite Press. Her work has appeared in Words Without Borders, Tripwire, Electric Literature, Tupelo Quarterly, The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, The Literary Review, FlashArt, Nero, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is currently translating Carla Lonzi’s Autoritratto.


MFA, Creative Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts

MA, Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

MA, Italian Studies, Middlebury College

BA, English, St Michael’s College

Research Interests

Translation theory and practice

Art writing

Poetry and poetics

Gender studies

Italian feminisms


Plasticity and post-structuralism