HERE Center


Svetlana V. Tyutina, PhD

Faculty Partner

Svetlana tutina

Associate professor, Spanish Graduate program director





Svetlana V. Tyutina is an Associate Professor of Spanish and the Director of Spanish Graduate program at California State University, Northridge. She holds a doctoral degree in Romance linguistics from Herzen State University of Russia (Saint Petersburg) and in Latin American literature from Florida International University (Miami/FL).

Her research interests include LSP (languages for specific purposes), HIPs (high impact practices), PBL (project-based learning), and CBL (community-based learning and community engagement) in the field of foreign languages and literatures, as well as Hispanic Orientalism. She is an author of numerous articles and presentations on these topics, including “Comparative Study of Spanish and English through Service Learning” (2018), “Finding Balance between Practice and Theory in a Translation Course” (2017), “The Debate between Eurocentrism and Americanism in the Eighteenth-Century Castas Paintings” (2016), and “Cantar de mio Cid: Creation of the Founding Paradigm of Hispanic Orientalism” (2012).

Looking For Research Assistants/Interns?

- Yes (looking for bilingual (Spanish/English) and monolingual (English) RAs to support ongoing research related to CBL translation and interpreting projects.




  • Legal interpreting externship with the LA Superior Court
  • CBL medical interpreting project in collaboration with CSUN HERE Center


  • CBL literary translation project in collaboration with MLG International translation company and contemporary Mexican authors writing about Mexican Deaf community.
  • CBL business interpreting CSUN-wide project in collaboration with CSUN VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Clinic)