Ballantyne, Margaret

Ballantyne, Margaret

Curriculum Vitae

Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities

Phone: 718-262-2444
Office Location: AC-3C08A


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Brown University  Hispanic Studies  1984 
MA  Brown University  Hispanic Studies  1981 
BA  Adelphi University  Spanish  1978 
certificate  Instituto de Cultura Hispanica, Madrid  Spanish Studies  1977 

It is crucial to me to weave together the 3 strands of my YC career: teaching, scholarship, service. I strive to engage students in the 25+ courses in Spanish, ESL, Hum., World Lit & Cultural Diversity courses I have taught. My research leads to curricular revisions & innovations.  Nowhere is the overlap of classroom-library-community as clear as in Translation. My experiences (translator for Avis,Garden City; legal interpreter in Providence, RI; ongoing pro-bono translator for my parish & for adoptive parents;interpreter for the Mineola School District), connect to my teaching & to my many published translations. In the 1990's the OAA subsidized a student-staffed Spanish translation service which I directed. Students translated documents for individuals & for entities including YAI & Jamaica Hospital. Classroom theory & practice came alive as students gained career experience & contributed to the community.

Areas of Expertise

Nineteenth Century Literature and Intellectual History of Spain
Nineteenth Century Women Writers in Spain
Literary Translation

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Spanish Translation Center, Director: 1991-5.