Indira Sultanić

Assistant Professor of Spanish Specialist in translation and interpreting


Indira Sultanić is an Assistant Professor of Spanish – Specialist in Translation and Interpreting at California State University, Fresno. Sultanić is a CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE INTERPRETER™ professional and has worked in the language industry as a Language Project Manager, translator, and interpreter over the past 9 years. She continues to work as a professional Spanish>English, and Bosnian<>English translator, as well as a medical and community interpreter.


  • Ph.D. Candidate, Translation Studies, Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • MA, Translation Studies, Spanish, Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • BA, English and Spanish, Minor: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH
  • Study Abroad, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Teaching Experience

  • Practice Translation, Spanish
  • Advanced Translation Practice, Spanish
  • Medical Spanish Translation and Interpreting
  • Business and Special Texts, Spanish
  • Computer Assisted Translation Tools (Master's level)
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Elementary Spanish (Traditional and Hybrid)

Fresno State: Courses:

  • Spanish 114 -- Essentials of Medical Interpreting
  • Spanish 115 -- Basic Principles of Translation
  • Spanish 116 -- Essentials of Legal Interpreting

Teaching Interests:

  • Community and Medical Interpreting
  • Scientific, Medical and Technical Translation
  • Cultural Competence
  • Writing for Translation
  • Spanish for Special Purposes
  • Language Project Management

Research Interests:

  • Medical Interpreting and Translation
  • Language Access
  • Translation and Interpreting Pedagogy
  • Language Industry
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Service Learning
  • Diaspora and Cultural Translation