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José Dávila-Montes

Assistant Professor
Office: CHS 287
Phone: 956-882-8215



Asssitant Professor of Translation and Interpreting

He studied in Barcelona Autonomous University (Barcelona, Spain), where he obtained his BA and MA in Translation and Interpreting. He also studied in Dublin City University (Dublin, Ireland), Toyo University (Tokyo, Japan) and the State University of New York at Binghamton (New York). He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on Translation and Cross-Cultural Studies.

He has been teaching Translation, Interpreting, and Spanish Language since 1999 in Barcelona Autonomous University (Spain), State University of New York at Binghamton and Hunter College of New York. He also worked as a professional interpreter and translator, editor of encyclopedias, reference works and multimedia products, working in English, Spanish, Japanese and Catalan.

He is the coordinator of the Translation Referral Research and Instruction Office (TRRIO) at the Department of Modern Languages.


Translation, persuasion and advertisement; Cognitive processes of translation; Multimedia translation.


M.A. State University of New York at Binghamton, 2006
M.A. & B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, 1998

Courses taught:

Introduction to English-Spanish Translation.
Consecutive Interpreting.
Simultaneous Interpreting.
Multimedia Translation.
Translation Theory.
Legal Translation.
Commercial Translation.

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