Alicia Partnoy is a human rights activist, poet, college professor, and translator.
She was taken from her home on January 12, 1977, by the Argentinian Army and imprisoned at a concentration camp named The Little School for three and a half months. She was moved from the concentration camp to the prison of Villa Floresta where she stayed for six months only to be transferred to Villa Devoto prison in Buenos Aires. She spent two and a half years as a prisoner of conscience, with no charges.
In 1979, she was forced to leave the country, coming to the U.S. as a refugee with her daughter where they were reunited with her husband in Seattle, Washington. In 1985, she published her story of what had happened to her at The Little School.
She is currently a professor of modern languages and literatures at Loyola Marymount University.