Dept Chair, World Languages & Literatures
Associate Professor, Spanish
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I teach courses on Colonial Spanish America, Spanish-English Translation, Spanish for Business and Spanish Language.
My research interests include early modern Iberia and Colonial Ibero-America, including Alta California and what used to be known as the Spanish Borderlands.
I am a translator, specializing in Spanish-English and Italian-English. With my colleague Rossella Pescatori, I translated The Dialogues of Love (1535) by Yehudah Abravanel (University of Toronto Press, 2009), one of the most influential -- though poorly-understood -- works of the Renaissance. I am currently at work on a translation of the Spanish documents related to the 1680 uprising of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico.
I believe strongly in the value of education in the humanities and especially the study of foreign languages.
Education:Ph.D., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., History, University of San Francisco