Steven Lownes (Steve)
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute
University of Georgia
Steve Lownes earned his B.A. in Spanish in 2005 and his Master’s degree in Spanish in 2007 from the University of South Carolina. During that time he studied and lived in Seville, Spain and Buenos Aires, Argentina and worked with Latino migrant farm workers in South Carolina. From 2007-2010, he supervised the Hispanic Initiatives section at the Center for Child and Family Studies at the University of South Carolina, which included running the translation and interpretation department for the Department of Social Services and the Department of Health and Environmental Control and consulting for governmental agencies on language access issues. During this time, he obtained the American Translators Association Certification for translation from English to Spanish.
From 2010-2013, he attended the Ohio State University where he worked on his PhD in Spanish and Portuguese and a Master’s in Public Administration (2013). He was a summer FLAS fellowship recipient and studied in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His research focuses on Os Confederados and Brazilian race ideologies, translation and interpretation studies, and Lusophone Africa. He has taught Spanish and Portuguese at several universities in South Carolina and Ohio.
Currently, Steve runs the Title VI Department of Education’s National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) grants for LACSI. If you are interested in opportunities through the NRC and FLAS funding, please contact Steve.