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Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences

Rosário Durão

Rosário Durão

Assistant Professor
Fitch 105

Appointment. By email


Research interests and areas of expertise

• Information design
• International professional communication
• Data visualization
• Science and technology (S&T) studies
• Complexity



PhD  Translation Studies, Open University, Portugal, 2008 (2012–US equivalence)
Specialization: Translation Studies
Dissertation: “Tradução científica e técnica: Proposta para a formação de tradutores pluricompetentes especializados na produção de documentação científica e técnica do inglês para o português” (“Scientific and technical translation: Proposal for training multicompetent translators specialized in producing scientific and technical documentation from English to Portuguese”) (available at

MA  Anglo-American Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1996
Thesis: “O gótico como estratégia de subversão feminista radical em Zofloya: Or, The Moor, de Charlotte Dacre” (“The Gothic as radical feminist subversion strategy in Charlotte Dacre’s Zofloya: Or, The Moor”)

BA  Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Lisbon, 1990
Concentration: English and Portuguese Studies


Selected publications


[forthcoming]  “Visualizing the data visualization network: The DVMap project.” European Scientific Journal. Co-authored paper: Tie Wei, Kristina Henneke, Karen M. Balch, Maxwell Hill, & Rachel Rayl.

[forthcoming]  “Visualizing science and technology across cultures: Results of a pilot study.” European Scientific Journal. Co-authored paper: Kristina Henneke, Karen M. Balch, & Marta P. Pinto.

2013  International professional communication: An overview. connexions • international professional communication journal, 1(1): 1-24.

Book chapters

[forthcoming]  Writers Among Engineers and Scientists. In Undergraduate Writing Majors: Nineteen Program Profiles, Jim Nugent, Greg Giberson, & Lori Ostergaard (Eds.). Utah State University Press. Co-authored article: Julie Dyke Ford, Julianne Newmark, & Rosário Durão.

2004  Construction Sites: The Male, Masculinity, and Kindred Selves. In Culture and Power: Music, Media and Visual Arts, Fernando Galván Ruela, Julio Cañero Serrano and José Santiago Fernández Vázquez (Eds.), Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, 49–58.

Book reviews

2009  Technical Translation: Usability Strategies for Translating Technical Documentation, Jody Byrne. The Interpreter and Translator Trainer (ITT), 3(1): 177–180.


[forthcoming]  “Building Strategic Partnerships: Experiential Learning and the Technical and Scientific Communication Curriculum,” CPTSC 2013 Proceedings. Co-authored article: Elisabeth Kramer-Simpson, Rosário Durão, & Steve Simpson.

2009  Global Visions: Promoting Excellence in the Education of Professional Communicators and Translators. ipcc, pp.1–7, 2009 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference.


2014  2014 “Os nossos associados: Entrevista a Rosário Durão” [“Our members: Interview with Rosário Durão”] APCOMTEC (Portuguese Association of Technical Communication) newsletter. Available at


Courses taught

ENGL 341  Technical Writing
TC 561  Data Visualization
TC 589  International Professional Communication
TC 491  International Crisis and Humanitarian Aid Communication (directed study)
TC 491  Web Management (directed study)
TC 491  Professional Communication Project Experience (directed study)
TC 411  Persuasive Communication
TC 389  Advanced Visual Communication: Data Visualization
TC 389  International Professional Communication
TC 351  Web Design
TC 151  Visual Communication


Other activities at NMT

2013-to date  Coordinator of the Humanizing Technology project
2013-to date  Director of the Visualizing STEM Research Synergy Cluster of the Humanizing Technology project
2012-to date  Founding editor of connexions • international professional communication journal
2012-2013  Oversaw students’ planning, research, organization, drafting, design and production of the Department website

Department Chair
Dr. Steve Simpson

Department Secretary
Liza Apache
Department of Communication, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Fitch Hall
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801

Phone: 575-835-5445     Fax: 575-835-5544