About Alchemy

Alchemy is committed to publishing fresh, engaging translations in a variety of genres and styles. We mainly accept work from students and emerging translators as we seek to promote the creativity and linguistic talent of the up-and-coming generation. We welcome traditional and non-traditional translations as well as experimental pieces.

We are based at University of California, San Diego, in both the Literature and Linguistics Departments. Our journal is edited and published entirely by UCSD students who like to think of translation as an alchemical process of transporting and transforming meaning.

Editor in Chief

Nilufar Karimi

Editorial Team

Bahar Abdi
Kira Jacobson
Kimaya Kulkarni
Olga Mikolaivna
Barışcan Özkuzey
Reem Taşyakan
Camille Uglow
Vyxz Vasquez

Editorial Alumni

Reem Taşyakan (Editor in Chief, 2022-2024)
Neon Mashurov (Editor in Chief, 2020-2022)
Nolan Dannels (Editor in Chief, 2020)
Iliria Osum (Editor in Chief, 2019-2020)
AAO (Editor in Chief, 2018)
T.m Lawson (Editor in Chief, 2017)
Valentina Calvache (Editor in Chief, 2016-2017)
MarieJo Delgadillo (Editor in Chief, 2015-2016)
Sarah Ciston (Editor in Chief, 2014-2015)
Paola Capó-García (Editor in Chief, 2013-2014)
Pepe Rojo (Editor in Chief, 2013-2014)
Jose Antonio Villaran (Editor in Chief, 2012-2013)
Allie Moreno (Editor in Chief, 2011-2012)

Faculty Director

Amelia Glaser (Literature)

Faculty Advisory Board

Gabriel Bámgbóṣé
John Blanco
Gabriela Caballero
Amy Sara Carroll
Jin Lee
Brandon Som
Géraldine Fiss

Web Designer

Kevin Jang


Judita Gliauberzonaitė (External consultation)
Panchami Bhattacharjee (External consultation)
Daniel Ares-López (External consultation)
Dennis Keen (External consultation)