Gabriel   González Núñez

Assistant Professor  

Office: BMAIN 1.520
Phone: (956) 882-7658
Email: gabriel.gonzaleznunez@utrgv.edu

Dr. Gabriel González Núñez

Dr. González, Assistant Professor, is the Undergraduate Coordinator of UTRGV's Spanish Translation & Interpreting Programs. He is also the Executive Consultant of UTRGV's Translation & Interpreting Office in the areas of Legal and Insititutional Translation and Interpreting. As faculty, he teaches courses in translation and interpretation at UTRGV. Formerly, he was adjunct faculty at Brigham Young University and at Utah Valley University. He has also worked as a lawyer, translator, interpreter, language teacher, and sports broadcaster. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.





Selected Publications


  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "Law and translation at the U.S.–Mexico border: Translation policy in a diglossic setting," Translation and Public Policy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Case Studies. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez and Reine Meylaerts. ed. Translation and Public Policy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Case Studies. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. Translating in Linguistically Diverse Societies: Translation policy in the United Kingdom. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2016.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "On Translation Policy," Target 28, no. 1 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016): 87 – 109.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "Translation Policy in a Linguistically Diverse World," Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 15, no. 1 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016): 1-18.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "Translating for Minorities in Wales: A Look at Translation Policies," Papers in Translation Studies. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, March 2015: 70-93.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. Elena M. de Jongh, From the Classroom to the Courtroom: A guide to interpreting in the U.S. justice system. Target, 27, no. 1 February 2015: 104-107.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "When a Translator Joins the Revolution: A Paratextual Analysis of Manuel García de Sena’s La independencia," TTR : traduction, terminologie, rédaction XXVII, no. 1 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014): 189-211.

  • Anthony Pym, Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez, Marta Miquel-Iriarte, Sara Ramos Pinto, Carlos Teixeira, and Wine Tesseur. "Work placements in doctoral research training in the humanities: Eight cases from Translation Studies," Across Languages and Cultures 15, no. 1 (June 2014): 1–23.

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez, Tanya Voinova, and Yasmine Khaled. Emerging Research in Translation Studies: Selected Papers of the CETRA Research Summer School 2012. Centre for Translation Studies, 2013.



Selected Presentations


  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez and Jose Davila-Montes. "On Not Taming the Wild Tongue: Challenges and Approaches to Institutional Translation in a University Serving a Historically Minoritized Population," Translation & Minority 2: Freedom and Difference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada (November 2017)

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "Traducciones por los españoles Americanos: el papel entrelazador de los traductores en la Independencia de Hispanoamericana," VIII Jornadas de Historia y Cultura de América, University of Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay (July 2017)

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "A Tale of Two Traditions: An Introduction to the Civil Law and Common Law Traditions," 2017 TAJIT Annual Conference, Texas Association of Judiciary Interpreters, San Antonio (June 2017)

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "Law and Translation at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Translation Policy in a Bilingual Setting," TransLaw 2016: Translation and Interpreting as a Means of Guaranteeing Equality under Law, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland (May 2016)

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "When a translators joins the revolution! An analysis of García de Sena’s La independencia de la Costa Firme…," National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies International Research Conference 2015, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, South Padre Island, Texas, USA (October 2015)

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "This is America... Speak English! A Look at Language, Attitudes, and Translation," 2015 International Translation Day Colloquium, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio (September 2015)

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "Training and experience with collaboration between academia and the private/public sector," TRIG 2015: Translation Research for Industry and Governance, KU Leuven, Brussels, Belgium (December 2014)

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "From the French Revolution to the American courtroom: How the myth of the monolingual state meets reality every day in the U.S. justice system," BYU Translation and Localization Event, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States (October 2014)

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "Translating for linguistic minorities in Scotland: A case study," Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning 2013, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (September 2013)

  • Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez. "Minority language translation in the United Kingdom," Interactions between indigenous and migrant minority languages in changing multilingual environments., University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (July 2013)

Current Courses

SPAN 6344 90E - Translation of Legal Documents:
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SPAN 4349 90E - Capstone Project / Minithesis:
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TRSP 4349 90E - Capstone Project / Minithesis:
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TRSP 6344 90E - Translation of Legal Texts:
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TRSP 4344 91L - Legal Translation:
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INTG 6378 91E - Court Interpreting:
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