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Ph. D. 1999 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Renaissance Spanish Mysticism

M.A. 1995 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hispanic Literature, San Juan de la Cruz’ “En una noche oscura

B.A. 1979 The College of William & Mary, French and German


Grace Aaron is a translator, certified by the American Translators’ Association (Number 520708) for Spanish -to-English texts. Translation represents a natural progression from loving and studying literature because it embraces the closest possible reading of a source text and its subsequent transfer into one’s first language without loss or gain. She has translated academic documents for The Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy, Educational Perspectives, and Georgia Tech’s NEETRAC program, as well as Colombian-government policy papers , legal documents, research proposals and interviews for academic institutions.

She is an active member of The Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters, The American Translators Association and the American Literary Translators Association. She has given conference presentations at CATI and ALTA 40 and moderated and chaired panels at the Carolina Conference.

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  • Thought and Poetic Structure in San Juan de la Cruz’s Symbol of Night . New York: Peter Lang, 2005.
  • Review of The Troubadour. Translated by Robert M. Fedorchek. Bulletin of Spanish Studies. University of Glasgow. 2017.
  • Review of Why Translation Matters, by Edith Grossman. Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters Quarterly. Summer/Fall 2011.
  • Review of Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patients, by Danielle Ofri. Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters Quarterly Summer 2010.
  • Review of Reason, Faith and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate by Terry Eagleton. Christian Scholars’ Review 39.4 (2010): 497-98.
  • Review of San Juan de la Cruz and Fray Luis de León: A Commemorative International Symposium, eds. Mary Malcolm Gaylord and Francisco Márquez Villanueva. Hispanófila 127 (1999): 91-93.

Awards & Honors

  • 2005     Tar Heel Bus Tour. Selected to participate in a five-day tour of North Carolina for new faculty.
  • 1998     Dana B. Drake Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • 1998     Dana B. Drake Dissertation Fellowship. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • 1995     Sigma Delta Pi National Scholarship to study in Madrid, Spain.
  • 1994     Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honorary Society. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • 1993     Merit Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • 1987     Fellowship in Research on Second-Language Instruction at Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • 1978     Pi Delta Phi, French Honorary Society. College of William and Mary.

Typical Courses

  • SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 261 Advanced Spanish in Context
  • SPAN 369 Introduction to Spanish Translation