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Costello, Elena Mary

Dr. Costello is Purepecha, first woman in her family to finish high school, completed an intersectional doctorate in both Spanish Linguistics and Latin American Literature and Culture, and has more than twenty years of experience in medical interpretation and translation.

Prior to joining the University of Arizona she served as the director of Interpreters for the Medical Profession through Advanced Curriculum and Teaching at The Ohio State University, managed the Clínica Latina—a free medical clinic for Spanish speakers, specialized in emergency room interpretation at a Trauma 1 hospitals, as a conference interpreter for the World Health Organization, and as a lead consultant for the Mexican government on promoting access to rural health care.  

Her research focuses on the connection between language, labor, and identity. In her free time Dr. Costello enjoys training for triathlons

Currently Teaching

SPAN 341 – Translation and Interpretation: Social Justice and Practice

Professional, social justice, sociolinguistic, and cognitive aspects of Translation and Interpretation. Includes language policy and social justice goals to providing language services for limited and non-English speaking populations, role of translators and interpreters, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, role of norms in legal translation, meaning of translation, health care interpretation and translation, business and technical translation, observation of professional settings, translation and interpretation practice. This course is a prerequisite for the following courses: MAS 306, MAS 308, MAS 309, MAS 311, MAS 408, MAS 409.

Professional, social justice, sociolinguistic, and cognitive aspects of Translation and Interpretation. Includes language policy and social justice goals to providing language services for limited and non-English speaking populations, role of translators and interpreters, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, role of norms in legal translation, meaning of translation, health care interpretation and translation, business and technical translation, observation of professional settings, translation and interpretation practice. This course is a prerequisite for the following courses: MAS 306, MAS 308, MAS 309, MAS 311, MAS 408, MAS 409.