Sonia Colina

Regent’s Professor of Spanish, College of Humanities
Director of the National Center for Interpretation

Dr. Sonia Colina is Regent’s Professor of Spanish and Director of the National Center for Interpretation at the University of Arizona. Her areas of expertise are Spanish phonology (Optimality Theory, syllable structure) and Translation Studies (translation pedagogy, translation quality and translation in health care). She is the author of Fundamentals of Translation (2015), Spanish Phonology (2009), Translation Teaching: From Research to the Classroom (2003), the co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Phonology (2020), Fonología generativa contemporánea de la lengua española (2014)Romance Linguistics 2009: Selected Proceedings of the 39th LSR (2010), and Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology (2006), and the author of numerous book chapters and articles in refereed journals.

In addition to her publications, Professor Colina served as an investigator and consultant for the Robert Wood Johnson foundation (Hablamos Juntos program), as a research team member in the UA’s NIH funded-project Oyendo Bien (Hearing Well) (with faculty from Speech and Hearing and Public Health), as Co-Investigator on an NIH grant with the UA’s Department of Management of Information Systems, as PI in Title VI grant-funded projects (Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy, Center for Latin American Studies), in a Confluencenter Faculty Collaboration grant, and in a Provost Investment Fund grant