Michele Greene

photo_michele greenEducation:

  • M.A. University of Texas at El Paso, Communications: Rhetoric and Writing
  • B.A. University of Texas at El Paso, Modern Languages: Spanish/Portuguese

Teaching experience:

University of Texas-El Paso:

  • Taught for several years in the departments of English; Speech/Communications; and the Division of Adult and Continuing Education
  • all levels English composition, research and writing, senior level Technical Writing; all levels public speaking; rhetoric; business and professional communication; ESOL public speaking

New Mexico State University:

  • ENGL 111 (General and Honors) Rhetoric and Composition; English 218 Technical and Scientific Writing; English 203 Business Writing and Communications

Selected Publications:

  • Delgadillo, Willivaldo, and Fausto Gomez Tuens. “Quinnan: On Materializing the Ephemeral.” Trans. Michele Greene. Puentelibre [Chihuahua:Chih.] Summer 1993: 46-49. Print.
  • “The Jews of Yecla, Part I: Records of Inquisiton Trials”; trans. Michele Greene, for Ha Lapid: the Academic Journal of the Society for Crypto-Judiac Studies; 1999
  • “The Jews of Yecla, Part II: Records of Inquisition Trials”; trans. Michele Greene, for Ha Lapid: the Academic Journal of the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies; 1999

Selected Presentations and Papers:

  • Annual Conference for the Society of Crypto-Judaic Studies 1995: presented report, “The Rael Family of Chihuahua, Mexico.”
  • Annual Conference for the Society of Crypto-Judaic Studies 1997: participated in panel discussion and interview session, “Identity of the Anusim”.
  • Chamizal National Theater: “A Brief History of the ‘Nutcracker’ Ballet”; El Paso, TX; Dec. 22-24, 2012. Onstage presentation with accompanying text in ballet performance program
  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum: co-wrote and co-presented historical fashion show “Curiouser and Curiouser: The Ins and Outs of Old West Fashion”; Las Cruces, NM; Feb. 24-25, 2014.
  • The Dona Ana Arts Council and Renaissance Crafts and Juried Art Exhibit: presented paper and exhibition “New World Parrots in the Renaissance Courts of Europe”; Las Cruces, NM; Nov. 1-2, 2014.

Selected Translations:

  • Numerous Vocal Works from the medieval and Renaissance Spanish manuscripts: “Cancionero del Palacio”; “Cancionero de Uppsala”; “Cancionero de la Colombina”; “Coleccion Menendez Pinal”
  • Work in Progress: “Voices of the Inquisition: Faces on the Page,” a collection of translations of the interrogations, trial records, biographies, and ultimate fates of victims of the Inquisition

Other Professional Experience:

  • Extensive performing arts background particularly in native Washington, DC, including apprenticeship for the Washington Opera; actor and singer in numerous Washington-area theater productions; participant in many US and European folk festivals (Celtic and Appalachian); traveled/performed throughout Western Europe with medieval/Renaissance group “Crisol Buffons”
  • Animal welfare volunteer work; bird rehabilitator and parrot parent
  • Former Flight Attendant
  • Freelance editor, proofreader, translator

Contact: rmgreene@nmsu.edu


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