Lucía V. ArandaProfessor, Spanish & Department Chair

Lucía V. Aranda


Translation Studies, U.S. Latino Literature, Code-switching
Office: Moore Hall 484
Phone: (808) 956-5833

Lucía Aranda is Chair of the Department of Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas since 2019 and the former Director of the Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies (CITS). Prof. Aranda teaches Spanish-English translation, interpreting and U.S. Latino literature. She is the author of Handbook of Spanish-English Translation (2007), Introducción a los estudios de traducción (2016) and most recently “The (non)translation of English-language, embedded social media quotes in Norwegian and Spanish online news texts: Effects of assumed levels of reader proficiency?” with A. Greenall (Meta, 2023). She is the Spanish-language co-editor of Biography, is on the editorial board of ELIA (Estudios de lingüística aplicada) and is a frequent reviewer for the American Literary Translator’s Association’s National Translation Award. She has recently translated two books with her UHM SPAN 405 students: S.S. Heliopolis. The First Immigration of Andalusians to Hawai’i (1907) by Miguel Alba Trujillo (2019) and The Odyssey of the S.S. Orteric: How the 1911 Voyage of Spanish Immigrants to Hawai’i Led to a Ruling by the U.S. Courts by Miguel Alba Trujillo (in press).

Prof. Aranda is organizing the first Audiovisual Summer Institute at UHM to be held June 24-July 12, 2024 with modules on dubbing (Frederic Chaume, Universitat Jaume I, Spain), subtitling (Jorge Díaz Cintas, University College of London, UK), and audio description (Brett Oppegaard, University of Hawai’i & María Valero Gisbert, Università di Parma, Italy).

She is a volunteer interpreter at the UHM William S. Richardson School of Law Refugee & Immigration Law Clinic. In 2006 she received HALT’s Excellence in Teaching Award and, in 2010, UHM’s Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.