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February 2018

Marcelo González
PhD in Translation Studies

Francisco Morazan, Honduras
Local time: 04:27 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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Translations by Marcelo González
Specializing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

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Marcelo’s studies have taken him to universities in several regions of the United States. He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from New Jersey City University, as well as a master's from California's highly-regarded Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). In addition, he holds a PhD in Translation Studies from Australia's top-ranked Monash University---a member of this country's prestigious Group of Eight (Go8). His doctoral thesis, Metaphor and Agency in the English-Spanish Translation of Texts in the Social Sciences (2015), explores the cross-lingual transfer of rhetorical devices, as well as the translator's 'collaborative-intervenient' role in localizing texts to meet the unique needs of new target markets. To view the abstract, browse topics, or download an open-access copy of the full thesis, click here.

Born and raised in the United States, Marcelo is a native-speaker of English and has lived and studied in several linguistically-distinct regions of the country. He began his higher education at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and taught writing, among other skills, in the Intensive English Program (IEP) of the University of Miami.

With regard to Spanish, Marcelo has native-like proficiency, having lived in widely-diverse countries and regions of the Spanish-speaking world, from the Southern Cone to the Iberian peninsula, acquiring along the way a nuanced familiarity with several of the language’s dialects. Included in his travels are three years in the Dominican Republic, where he taught English and worked as an in-house interpreter for a Santo Domingo-based dairy; two years in Puerto Rico, where he taught English at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez; six months in Jamaica, where he lectured in Translation Studies at the University of the West Indies; a year and a half in Argentina, Chile and Spain; over two years in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he taught at the Universidad del Papaloapan while interpreting for state and national authorities (for details and client comments, see Project History); and almost eight years in the Northern Mariana Islands, where, for more than six years as a full-time faculty member of Northern Marianas College (on the island of Saipan) he taught English and Spanish as a foreign language.

Marcelo's Spanish translation of The Development of Literary Blackness in the Dominican Republic (2004) is published as Negritud literaria en la República Dominicana (2009) by the respected South American publishing house Abya-Yala, a recipient of the Premio Bartolomé de las Casas (awarded by Spain's Secretaría de Estado de Cooperación Internacional). Written by Purdue University professor Dawn Stinchcomb, Literary Blackness has been described as "a stimulating text for...African Diaspora and Latin American Studies" (New West Indian Guide, 79, 2005). Listed on WorldCat and available on Amazon, this meticulously-translated Spanish edition can be purchased by clicking here.

Marcelo's Spanish translation of Gunboat Democracy: U.S. Interventions in the Dominican Republic, Grenada and Panama (2006) has been published as Democracia a la fuerza. Intervenciones estadounidenses en la República Dominicana, Granada y Panamá (2012) by Madrid-based Editorial Manuscritos. Written by Davidson College professor Russell Crandall, Gunboat Democracy was named one of the "best books" of 2007 by Foreign Affairs. Featuring a translator's foreword and translator-produced end-notes, as well as additional translator-selected target-language references and quotations, this bibliographically-expanded edition is discussed in the above-mentioned PhD thesis Metaphor and Agency (2015). Click here to purchase on Amazon.

Currently, Marcelo is an associate professor of English at La Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano (Zamorano University) in Francisco Morazán, Honduras.

Click on the Personal tab for an excerpt from the translator's foreword to Marcelo's Democracia a la fuerza.

**Book translation projects especially welcomed**
J. Marcelino González, PhD

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