Eduardo Jiménez Mayo
Literary Translator, Writer and Senior Lecturer of World Literature

Eduardo Jiménez Mayo, Ph.D.

134 East Mistletoe
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Telephone: 210-735-2356
Fax: 210-735-9347
E-mail: ejimenez76@hotmail.com

Date of Birth

September 29, 1976

Place of Birth

Boston, Massachusetts

Parents

Dr. Robert L. and Darlene D. Jiménez

Education

  • St. Anthony Elementary School (San Antonio, Texas, Class of 1991).
  • Central Catholic High School (San Antonio, Texas, Class of 1995).
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, Class of 1999; BA cum laude in Romance Languages: Hispanic Literature).
  • Universidad San Pablo-CEU (Madrid, Spain, Class of 2004; Ph.D. summa cum laude in Humanities and Communication: Hispanic Cultural Studies).

Professional Experience

  • Freelance Journalist Since 1999: La Prensa de San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas); the San Antonio Current (San Antonio, Texas), La Crónica de Hoy (Mexico City, Mexico).
  • Texas Lutheran University, Lecturer I, Spanish Program (Spring of 2005; Seguin, Texas).
  • San Antonio College, Lecturer I, Spanish Program (Fall of 2005; San Antonio, Texas).
  • University of the Incarnate Word, Lecturer I, Spanish Program (Fall of 2005; San Antonio, Texas).
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, Senior Lecturer, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching (Spring of 2006-present; San Antonio, Texas).

Awards, Honors and Service

  • Mack Davis II Award for Volunteer Tutoring (1996, Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, Massachusetts).
  • White House Intern Fellowship (1996, The White House, Washington D.C.).
  • Mellon Mentored Minority Fellowship (1997-1999, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts).
  • Non Tenure Track representative to the College Council (Fall of 2006; the College of Education at UTSA, San Antonio, Texas).
  • Non Tenure Track representative to the Faculty Senate (Fall of 2006; UTSA, San Antonio, Texas).
  • Lead Faculty for IDS 3713: Interdisciplinary Inquiry (Fall of 2006; UTSA, San Antonio, Texas).
  • Organized a public literary conference featuring prominent Mexican novelist Bruno Estañol and translated his speech into English (April 6, 2006; UTSA, San Antonio, Texas).
  • Profiled for his work as a literary translator in an article by San Antonio-Express News columnist Susan Yerkes, “Causes – political and other – reign,” August 21, 2006 1C-4C. (San Antonio, Texas).
  • Initiated the dialogue between UNAM-San Antonio director Dr. Mario Melgar and the College of Education at UTSA for the purpose of founding a long-term exchange program at the level of graduate students and faculty, involving the participation of UNAM in Mexico City and UTSA. (November 7, 2006; San Antonio, Texas).
  • Recognized formally by The Mexico Center at UTSA for his translation of José María Pérez Gay’s The Lost Empire: Literature and Society in Austria (1880-1938), forthcoming from Floricanto Press of Mountain View, California. (November 10, 2006; San Antonio, Texas).

Publications

  • El evangelio según Juan de Mairena. Madrid, Spain: Verbum, 2005. (Dr. Jiménez’s scholarly study on the question of Christianity in the journalism of the Spanish poet Antonio Machado, in which he used the pseudonym Juan de Mairena).
  •  Fata Morgana. Waldoboro, Maine: Goose River Press, 2005. (Dr. Jiménez’s English translation of the novel by Mexican writer Bruno Estañol).
  •  “Jealousy.” Goose River Anthology, 2005. Waldoboro, Maine: Goose River Press, 2005. (Dr. Jiménez’s English translation of a short story by Mexican writer Bruno Estañol appears in this anthology).
  • Bruno Estañol: Collected Fiction. Mountain View, California: Floricanto Press, 2006. (A comprehensive collection of the fiction of Mexican writer Bruno Estañol, translated into English, edited and with a preface by Dr. Jiménez).
  • “Fata Morgana.” Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion. Berkeley, California: Whereabouts Press, 2006. (Dr. Jiménez’s translation of the short story by Mexican writer Bruno Estañol appears in this anthology).

Additional Publications (Samples of Newspaper Work and Fictional Short Stories)

  • “The Red Bishop.” San Antonio Current. March 13, 2002. (Dr. Jiménez’s interview with Bishop Samuel Ruiz, formerly of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, mediator between the Mexican government and the EZLN [Zapatista Army of National Liberation], regarding the indigenous revolt in Chiapas).
  • “A Juneteenth Journey.” San Antonio Current. June 12, 2003. (Feature article about Dr. Jiménez’s visit to a Black Seminole community in Northern Mexico to celebrate Juneteenth Day there).
  • “Del chicano spirit a la poesía mexicoamericana.” La Crónica de Hoy, Mexico City. November 6, 2004. Cultural Supplement. (Editorials on Mexican-American literature).
  • “Káiser y yo: El consejo de doña Hazel.” Labrapalabra (http://flan.utsa.edu/labrapalabra). Narrativa – Octubre 2004. (Chapter from an unpublished novel consisting of monologues between an old psychiatrist and his dog).
  • “Últimas palabras de un loro parlanchín.” Labrapalabra (http://flan.utsa.edu/labrapalabra). Cuento – Otoño 2005. (A short story about the murder of a talking parrot).
  • “Bruno Estañol y el humor (I).” La Prensa de San Antonio. Junio 18, 2006. (Study on humor in the fiction of Mexican author Bruno Estañol).
  • “Bruno Estañol y el humor (II).” La Prensa de San Antonio. Junio 25, 2006. (Study on humor in the fiction of Mexican author Bruno Estañol).
  • “Bruno Estañol y el humor (III).” La Prensa de San Antonio. Julio 2, 2006. (Study on humor in the fiction of Mexican author Bruno Estañol).
  • “Bruno Estañol y el humor (IV).” La Prensa de San Antonio. Julio 9, 2006. (Study on humor in the fiction of Mexican author Bruno Estañol).
  • “Bruno Estañol y el humor (V).” La Prensa de San Antonio. Julio 23, 2006. (Study on humor in the fiction of Mexican author Bruno Estañol).
  • “Bruno Estañol y el humor (VI).” La Prensa de San Antonio. Julio 30, 2006. (Study on humor in the fiction of Mexican author Bruno Estañol).
  • “Bruno Estañol y el humor (VII).” La Prensa de San Antonio. Agosto 6, 2006. (Study on humor in the fiction of Mexican author Bruno Estañol).
  • “Bruno Estañol y el humor (VIII).” La Prensa de San Antonio. Agosto 13, 2006. (Study on humor in the fiction of Mexican author Bruno Estañol).

Forthcoming Publications (Books)

  • The Lost Empire: Literature and Society in Austria (1880-1938). Mountain View, California: Floricanto Press. Publication pending. (Dr. Jiménez’s English translation of the non-fiction title by Mexican intellectual José María Pérez Gay about some of the great Jewish Viennese writers of the Holocaust).
  • Heaven is Hard to Swallow. Mountain View, California: Floricanto Press. Publication pending. (Dr. Jiménez’s English translation of the book of short stories by Mexican writer Rafael Pérez Gay).
  • To Laugh or to Die: The Role of Humor in Hispanic Literature. Mountain View, California: Floricanto Press. Publication pending. (Dr. Jiménez’s scholarly study on the role of humor in Spanish and Latin American literature).