I am a trained linguist with experience in indexing, transcription, literary translation (Portuguese>English and Spanish>English), paleography and historical-comparative textual analysis in multiple writing systems and languages, theological literary studies, as well as the antiquarian book trade.

I am an alumnus of the University of Barcelona where I read Spanish literature and completed a thesis on the work of Don Juan Manuel. Though broadly interested in Romance philology and Hispanic literature, I am primarily focused on Castilian didactic texts of the Middle Ages.

My translation work includes pre-Modern Spanish prose and early Modern Spanish fiction, as well as nineteenth-century Portuguese texts, both fiction (Brazilian) and travel nonfiction (Peninsular). Three translation projects are in process currently. Additionally, I intend to release in 2024 a first-ever English translation of one of Spain’s most important storytellers of the 20th century.


  • University of Barcelona

  • UCLA

  • Temple University Japan

  • BYU

Other Publications

  • Thesis, University of Barcelona (Advisor: Dra. Sacramento Roselló-Martínez), 2022

Blog Posts


    • Lazarillo de Tormes: an English translation for the 21st Century – [editing stage]

    • La Charca: Introducing Hispanic Literature to the Anglophone World (podcast) – in development (2023)


    • American Literary Translators Association

    • American Translators Association

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