A professor at Arizona State University, Elizabeth Horan has published nine books in the Literature of the Americas. A highly regarded writer, editor and translator who greatly enjoys teaching, she works in the areas of biography, archives and personal letters, digital humanities, gender studies, and poetry.

Her work has received research support and prizes from the Organization of American States, the US State Department Fulbright program and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others, plus writing residencies in New York and Spain. At ASU, she has been Chair of the English Department.

Horan's current project is the first documentary biography of Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, a poet, educator, journalist and diplomat. This multi-archival study, drawn from a huge trove of materials kept secret for more than 50 years, applies the methods of Anglo-American biography to a Chilean subject. The first volume of Solo me halla quien me ama: la vida de Gabriela Mistral (Only those who love me will find me: the life of Gabriela Mistral) is scheduled to be published in Spanish in 2022.