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Ballantyne, Margaret

Ballantyne, Margaret

Professor
Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities
Areas of Expertise:
  • Nineteenth Century Literature and Intellectual History of Spain
  • Nineteenth Century Women Writers in Spain
  • Literary Translation

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.

Education:
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