Humanities Building, Room 219
Claudia Giannini holds a degree in Modern Languages (with a Concentration in Translation and Interpreting) from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, as well as a Masters in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She has taught language courses since 1989 at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, the University of Minnesota, and St. Olaf College. She has also taught translation courses at the University of Minnesota since 2001. Her main area of interest is the Philosophy of Language/Mind, and she is currently researching the linguistic, pragmatic, and philosophical challenges of machine translation. She has studied five languages in an academic setting and has worked as a translator for more than two decades; these experiences, combined with her work as a foreign language instructor, have inspired a particular interest in the way meaning is created and communicated through language, and the role subjectivity plays in the relationship between meaning and reality. As an educator she strives to communicate this interest to her students.