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Ms Virginia Segura, B.A. (Seville), M.Phil (Dublin)Teaching Fellow

Virginia Segura currently holds the position of Teaching Fellow in the Department of Hispanic Studies. As a language tutor she has more than ten years’ experience teaching grammar and translation to undergraduate students. In addition, she is an experienced translator and interpreter, and has worked in a diverse range of areas, including academic, diplomatic, corporate, and commercial (The Refugee Appeals Tribunal, The Reception and Integration Agency, The Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner, and the Government of Spain, as well as legal firms, accountancy firms, and multinationals in Ireland, the UK and Spain).

She holds a Bachelor (Hons) in Spanish Philology from the Universidad de Sevilla and a Masters (M. Phil.) in Literary Translation (First-Class Honours) from the University of Dublin (Trinity College). Her M. Phil. research focused on the approach and practice of Samuel Beckett’s self translations, alongside a portfolio of translations of the published works of Virginia Woolf, Sean O’Casey, Seamus Deane and James Stephens. At present, her research interests centre on Latin-American Literature and specifically on Juan Rulfo’s work and, in particular, the similarities between Juan Rulfo’s literary discourse and Albert Camus’ philosophical discourse.

She contributes to a number of undergraduate courses in the Department of Hispanic Studies. These include the Sophister options 'Spanish Oral and Writing Skills' and 'Spanish Grammar and Translation' and the Freshman 'Spanish Grammar and Syntax' option.