Miranda Hale

2019 Fulbright Scholar

Miranda Hale

Miranda Hale

Miranda Hale has earned a Fulbright Predoctoral Research Award to study how interpreters work with foreign domestic violence victims in Granada, Spain. Her work will be in affiliation with the University of Granada.

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program, a federally sponsored international, educational and cultural exchange, recognizes academic merit and leadership potential. The program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people in more than 155 countries worldwide. Fulbrights are among the most prestigious awards in higher education


“I feel honored to have received this award to study a topic that I love in a wonderful country that has already contributed a great deal to my field. I am very thankful to the Fulbright program and the Fulbright Commission in Spain for providing me with this unique opportunity."

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of Study:

    • Graduated May 2019 with a master’s degree in Spanish from the College of Arts and Sciences. Earned undergraduate degree in Spanish and philosophy in 2014 from UofL.

Inspired By

Dr. Lluís Baixauli-Olmos, professor of translation and interpreting in classical and modern languages, was instrumental in helping me achieve this award. He helped me make contact with the university in Spain and develop my ideas for my project. He also read over my essays multiple times and gave feedback and provided encouragement during the long, arduous application process. He has been awarded the SIGS Outstanding Mentor of a Master’s Student Award this year for the way he has gone above and beyond to help me in this and other endeavors. Dr. Gregory Hutcheson, the director of graduate studies for the Spanish MA, was the first person to encourage me to apply. He also spent a great deal of time helping me with my essays and through the entire application process and wrote a recommendation letter for me. Dr. Clare Sullivan from our department also generously provided a letter of recommendation.

Hometown information

  • Hometown:

    Louisville, Kentucky

  • High school:

    Butler Traditional High School

  • Parents:

    Charlotte VanMeter of Louisville, KY