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Heather Campbell-Speltz


Office: Patterson Office Tower 1161

Office Hours for Spring 2023:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm  (in person*)

Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:30 am  (in person*)

Other days and times by appointment

*Meetings can be scheduled to take place on Zoom during in-person office hours but must have an appointment as I will not have the Zoom link open for the entire 2 hours.



PhD in Spanish Literature, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

MA in Spanish Literature, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

Graduate Certificate in Translation, University of Louisville, Louisville KY

BA in Communication Arts and Spanish, Salisbury State University, Salisbury MD

Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos, Universidad Complutense, Madrid Spain


I am a 2004 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where I completed my doctoral work on feminist representations in Spanish monologue dramas.  I also have a Graduate Certificate in Translation from the University of Louisville and coordinate the translation coursework in the Undergraduate program at UK as well as the Spanish for the Professions courses.  My current research interests include translation of Modern Peninsular drama and the development of new coursework in interpreting and an undergraduate certificate in Spanish/English Translation and Interpreting for students across disciplines.  

My interest in Hispanic culture and language stems originally from my Spanish classes in high school!  It grew as I was able to travel to many Spanish-speaking countries over the years.   I attended the program for International Students at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid during my junior year of college, then joined the MA program here at UK in 1995.  After earning the MA and teaching in the Modern Languages Department at my alma mater for a year, I traveled  extensively through South America before returning to my studies for the PhD.  I was invited to be the first Graduate Assistant to teach in the semester-long Segovia program with KIIS, and after completing the doctorate, served as the Academic Coordinator for UK for one year, 2004-2005.   I returned to UK in 2009 and now feed the travel  bug by presenting elements of my research on feminist theatre, gender and translation at various international conferences.   



My research interests include translation studies, Twentieth-Century Peninsular Theatre, feminism and gender representations.