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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty & Staff Profile

Jennifer S Burgoon


April 2013 UC graduate with an MA in Spanish Literature and Pedagogy seeking employment as a Spanish instructor. 


BA in Spanish, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2010 (Spanish, High Honors in Spanish, Summa Cum Laude 4.00 GPA).

MA in Spanish Literature and Pedagogy, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013 (Spanish Literature and Pedagogy ).

Positions & Work Experience

06-2011-2012, Freelance Translator, , Cincinnati, Ohio.

07-2011-04-2012, Volunteer Writer/Editor/Translator, University for All, Cincinnati, Ohio.

06-2011-07-2012, Professional Member, Verbumsoft Translatorsbase, Cincinnati, Ohio.

06-2011-07-2012, Professional Member, ProZ Freelance Translators & Translation Companies, Cincinnati, Ohio.

01-2011-05-2011, Service Representative, English/Spanish Instructor, Substitute Instructor, Instructor of the Month (April), Berlitz, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Research Interests

Federico García Lorca
Generation of '27
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Generation of '98
Jorge Luis Borges
Pablo Neruda
Gabriel García Márquez

Paper Presentations

Jennifer Burgoon. "La violencia detrás de la palabra: los nexos entre la violencia no vista y el miedo en El campo por Griselda Gambaro". 33rd Annual Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, Ohio. 04/07/2013.

Honors & Awards

Phi Beta Kappa Helen Weinberger Award, 06-2010.

Outstanding Senior Award Department of Romance Languages and Literature, 05-2010.

Dean's List for McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, 2006 to 2010.

Edward Coughlin Scholarship , 04-2007.

Edward Coughlin Scholarship, 05-2009.

Mary Jane Miller Toepfer Memorial Award, 06-2009.

Phi Beta Kappa Induction, 04-2009.

Richard E. Greenholz Scholarship, 06-2008.

Lena Suter Scholarship, 04-2008.

Golden Key International Honor Society Induction, 03-2008.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction, 02-2007.

Alpha Lamda Delta Induction, 01-2007.

Pass with Distinction on the cumulative MA exam, 04-2013 to 04-2013.

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

University of Cincinnati Alumni Association.

Phi Beta Kappa.

Spanish Club.

Alpha Lambda Delta.

Additional Information

Fluency in speaking, reading, writing, interpreting, and translating Spanish
Effectively teach students to speak, read, & write in Spanish
Accurately translate, interpret, edit, & proof-read maintaining the orginal meaning of the work
Ability to patiently explain difficult concepts in a comprehensible manner to individuals with different learning styles
Explaining nuances of Spanish language including challenging grammar concepts
Ability to easily understand Spanish spoken with differing accents
Professional, organized, detail-oriented, responsible, & dedicated to performing any assigned task
Experience in effective use of Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, & Adobe Reader 

Creative Translation 

Translated an excerpt from Óscar Collazos's forth-coming novel at his request and read it at his Taft House Reading in May 2012.