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August 2018

Marcelo González
PhD in Translation (Spanish)

San Antonio de Oriente, Francisco Morazan, Honduras
Local time: 14:24 CST (GMT-6)

Native in: English (Variant: US) Native in English
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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 linguistics-related master's from the highly-regarded Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). In addition, he holds a PhD in Translation Studies from QS-world-ranked Monash University---a member of Australia'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 and 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 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; a year and a half in Argentina, Chile and Spain; two years in Mexico, where he taught at the Universidad del Papaloapan while interpreting for state and national authorities; and nearly eight years in the Northern Mariana Islands, six of which teaching English and Spanish at Northern Marianas College. Additionally, he held an appointment in Spanish (Translation) at the Kingston campus of The University of the West Indies where, in addition to lecturing in (and coordinating) the master´s in Translation Studies, he taught comparative grammar to third-year Spanish majors.

Marcelo's Spanish translation of The Development of Literary Blackness in the Dominican Republic (2004) was 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, this fully-naturalized Spanish edition can be purchased on Amazon by  clicking here.

Marcelo's fully-localized Spanish translation of Gunboat Democracy: U.S. Interventions in the Dominican Republic, Grenada and Panama (2006) was 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 Foreign Affairs' "best books" for 2007. Featuring a translator's foreword and translator end-notes, as well as additional translator-selected target-language references and quotations, this expanded edition is discussed in the above-mentioned thesis. To purchase, click here.

Marcelo is currently a full-time faculty member at the Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, Zamorano, where he is an associate professor of English.

**Scholarly book translation projects especially welcomed**
J. Marcelino González, PhD

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