Elizabeth Ann Remington Willett, Ph.D.

Senior Translation Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, 1999
  • M.A., Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, 1995
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of North Dakota, 1981
  • B.A., Literature, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1969

Current positions

  • Translation Coordinator, SIL Mexico Branch, 2012–
  • Certified Senior Translation Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Visiting professor of Tepehuan Grammar and Literacy, Universidad Pedagógica de Durango, Durango, Mexico, 2012–
  • Coordinator and consultant, Huichol Old Testament project, SIL Mexico Branch, 2007–
  • Field Team Supervisor, SIL Mexico Branch, 2006–
  • Book reviewer and student paper competition reviewer, Christians for Biblical Equality, 2001–
  • Old Testament Translation Consultant, 1991–
  • Linguistics Consultant, SIL Mexico Branch, 1981–

Other professional experience and service

  • Director, Tabernacle & Temples of the Old Testament Workshop, SIL Mexico Branch, 2012
  • Director, Old Testament Genres Translation Workshop, SIL Mexico Branch, 2011
  • SIL International Translation Consultant, 2008–2011
  • Professor of Translation, CILTA (Curso Internacional de Lingüística, Traducción y Alfabetización), Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru, 2008, 2011
  • Director, Proverbs Translation Workshop, SIL Mexico Branch, 2010
  • Lecturer/Coach, Applied Linguistics Workshop, Department of Indigenous Education, State of Nayarit, Mexico, 2010
  • Lecturer/Coach, Translation Consultant Development Workshop, SIL Americas Area, 2005, 2010
  • Director, Psalms Translation Workshop, SIL Mexico Branch, 2009
  • Professor of Phonology and Field Methods, PROEL (Promotora Española de Lingüística), University of Leon, Spain, 2006–2009
  • Linguist/Translator, Southeastern and Southwestern Tepehuan, Durango, Mexico, SIL Mexico Branch, 1975–2008
  • Director, Old Testament Prophets Translation Workshop, Pucallpa, Peru, SIL Peru Branch, 2007
  • Director, 1 Corinthians Translation Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico, SIL Mexico Branch, 2006
  • Lecturer/Coach, Applied Linguistics Workshop, Department of Indigenous Education, State of Durango, Mexico, 2005
  • Article Reviewer, DavarLogos (Argentinian Biblical Studies Journal), 2002–2005
  • Director, Genesis Translation Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico, SIL Mexico Branch, 2004
  • Article Reviewer, Theologika (Peruvian Biblical Studies Journal), 1997–2002
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Judaic Studies, University of Arizona, 1999–2000
  • Phonology Department Head, Diploma in Linguistics and Cultural Empathy, Madero University, Puebla, Mexico, 1995, 1997, 2000
  • Professor of Phonology, Madero University, Puebla, Mexico, 1995–2000
  • Teaching Associate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, 1997–1999
  • Square Supervisor, Tall Jalul Archaeological Excavation, Madaba Plains/Amman, Jordan, 1996, 1999
  • Literacy Department Head, Diploma in Linguistics and Cultural Empathy, Madero University, Puebla, Mexico, 1998

Professional memberships

  • Christians for Biblical Equality, 1999–
  • Society of Biblical Literature, 1996–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Spanish: ILR 4
  • Tepehuan, Southeastern: ILR 3
  • Huichol: ILR 1

Research interests

  • Ancient Near East
  • Women’s studies
  • Women in the Biblical world
  • Inclusive language
  • Feminist approaches to the Bible
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