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Scholars and Translators at UMass Amherst

The Translation Center maintains a special relationship with the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. However, there are faculty members in other departments who translate or write about translation as part of their scholarly work. As the Translation Center seeks to acknowledge the many ways of engaging with translation in an academic setting, we wish to acknowledge the faculty members at our institution who think deeply about translation. If you don't see your name here, please let us know!

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Comparative Literature

Edwin Gentzler, Professor Emeritus

Jim Hicks, Senior Lecturer and Editor of the Massachusetts Review

Moira Inghilleri, Professor, Director of Comparative Literature, Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies

Cristiano Mazzei, Lecturer and Director of Online Translator and Interpreter Training

William Moebius, Professor Emeritus

Corine Tachtiris, Assistant Professor

Maria Tymoczko, Professor

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Stephen M. Forrest, Senior Lecturer

Stephen D. Miller, Associate Professor

Amanda C. Seaman, Professor

French and Francophone Studies

Julie C. Hayes, Professor and Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Eva Valenta, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Director

German and Scandinavian Studies

Frank Hugus, Professor

Robert A. Rothstein, Professor Emeritus


Melina Masterson, Lecturer

Michael Papio, Professor, Graduate Program Director of Italian Studies, and Director of UMass Medieval Studies

Spanish and Portuguese

Francisco Cota Fagundes, Professor Emeritus

Regina Galasso, Associate Professor and Director of the Translation Center

Tal Goldfajn, Assistant Professor

Albert Lloret, Associate Professor and Director of Spanish and Catalan Studies

Margara Russotto, Professor


Department of English

Martin Espada, Professor

Mazen Naous, Assistant Professor

Jeff Parker, Associate Professor and MFA Program Director

Department of History

Daniel Gordon, Professor

Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies

Nahla Khalil, Lecturer

Department of Political Science

Sonia E. Álvarez, Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Latin American Politics and Society

Department of Theater

Harley Erdman, Professor and Graduate Program Director