Faculty & Staff Directory
Title: Department Chairman
Department: Latin American/Iberian Studies
Areas of Expertise
Translation Studies, History and Sociology of Translation, Translation of Philosophy into Spanish, Mexican Cultural History
PhD, Translation Studies, University of Ottawa
Professional Publications & Contributions
NAYELLI CASTRO-RAMIREZ was born in northern Mexico. She grew up in Morelia Michoacán, where she also completed a BA in philosophy at the state university, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. She taught English and French as foreign languages before moving to Mexico City to complete an MA in translation (French-Spanish) at El Colegio de México. In her MA’s thesis she compared the reception of Jacques Derrida’s philosophy in the English and Spanish-speaking worlds by studying some his works’ translations into these two languages. Her interests in translation studies led her to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Ottawa, where she completed her PhD in 2012. In her doctoral dissertation, she focused on the translation of philosophical texts into Spanish from 1940 to 1970, a particularly important period for the study of cultural history in Mexico. Some of her articles have been published in international journals such as TTR. Traduction, Terminology, Rédaction, The Translator, MonTi, Ikala, and Mutatis Mutandis. She is the editor of Traducción, identidad y nacionalismo en Latinoamérica (2013). Biking, yoga, hot chocolate, and movies are some of the activities she enjoys in her free time.