Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities
Office Location: AC-3C08A
|PhD||Brown University||Hispanic Studies||1984|
|MA||Brown University||Hispanic Studies||1981|
|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
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Spanish Translation Center, Director: 1991-5.