B.A., 1977, Yale; MA/MFA 1983, Boston University.
Research and teaching interests
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The Answer/La Respuesta, with a Selection of Poems. Translated and edited by Electa Arenal and Amanda Powell (The Feminist Press at City University of New York , second edition 2009.
María Salazar. Book for the Hour of Recreation of María de San José Salazar (1548-1605). Intro. Alison Weber, translation Amanda Powell (University of Chicago Press, "The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe" series, 2002).
María Palacios Berruecos. A Wild Country Out in the Garden: The Spiritual Journals of a Colonial Mexican Nun, study and translation by Kathleen Myers and Amanda Powell (Indiana University Press, 1999).
Untold Sisters: Hispanic Nuns in Their Own Works by E. Arenal and Stacey Schlau; translations of poetry and prose by Amanda Powell (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1989).