Jeanne McGill


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Other language skills

German, Spanish


Academic degree

PhD, Indiana University Bloomington, expected 2024 (Second Language Studies, Linguistics minor)
MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996 (German literature)
BA, Rutgers University - Camden, NJ, 1994 (German major, Spanish minor)

Additional subject-specific studies

Beginning Translator Course, FILI/EDUFI, August 2023
U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for Finnish, Indiana University, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 (requires one language course and one area studies course each semester)
Received the Alo Raun Prize for Excellence in Estonian and Finnish Studies, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Fall 2021
Post-Advanced Finnish, Spring 2021, Indiana University, course focused on translation of various types of texts and issues on translating from Finnish to English
One-week FILI/EDUFI Finnish Literary Translation Seminar led by Owen Witesman, 2018


Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Prose, Poetry, Literature for children and young people, Crime/detective, Non-fiction, Art, Language, Literature, Pedagogy and education

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I will be pleased to write reader’s reports.

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Updated: 15.3.2023