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Dr. Alicia Rueda-Acedo is an Associate Professor of Spanish and the Director of the Spanish Translation and Interpreting program. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Santa Barbara (2005),and she holds a Licenciatura (B.A/M.A.) in Journalism from the University of Seville and a Licenciatura in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Granada (Spain). She is a Sworn Translator and Interpreter by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Rueda-Acedo has published widely on twentieth-century Transatlantic Literature, on topics such as literary journalism, women authors, and the relationship between history and literature. She is the author of Miradas Transatlánticas: el periodismo literario de Elena Poniatowska y Rosa Montero (Purdue University Press, 2012), and the co-editor of Independencias, Revoluciones y Revelaciones, doscientos años de literatura mexicana (University of Veracruz Press, 2010).
Professor Rueda-Acedo teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Translation and Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture. She is the recipient of the 2014 College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award (Tenured Faculty). She is very involved in service learning initiatives and internships with local community partnersin need of translation and Spanish language services.