Translation and Intercultural Communication Studies
We have a long-established profile of outstanding teaching and internationally excellent research which creates a dynamic and diverse research community, which includes a thriving group of postgraduate researchers.
The majority of our work focuses on Applied Linguistics and the relationship between theory and practice in Translation and Intercultural Communication Studies; our work is therefore often collaborative, interdisciplinary, and international. It is grounded in real-life concerns and includes collaboration with partners outside academia (industry, communities).
Thinking of a PhD?
We welcome PhD proposals from applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds. Please see the individual staff pages for details on their areas of work and research interests
Our academic staff can offer MPhil/PhD supervision on a wide variety of topics. Please see the individual staff pages for details on their research interests and current PhD projects:
Dr Nicole Baumgarten: Lecturer in Translation and Intercultural Communication Studies.
Dr Lena Hamaidia: Lecturer in Translation and Audio Visual Studies.
Dr Jane Woodin: Lecturer in Intercultural Communication Studies.
Our current PhD students:
Milena Chaine: (2021 AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards Scheme): Non-literal language sue in machine and human translation for dubbing
Rob Fritz: Intercultural competence and global-mindedness in the Japanese context
Jessica Oppedisano: Stereotyped Female Gender Role Portrayal in Disney Princess Songs and Dialogues and Translation for Dubbing into Italian
Zulkifli Tanipu: Recurrent Multiword Sequences in EFL Student’s Academic Writing
Previous PhD Students have researched in the areas of:
- Semantic and pragmatic tensions in the representation of the notion of citizenship in the translation of multilingual EU documents
- The subtitling of English satire in Arabic
- Translation and/as Empathy: Mapping Translation Shifts in 9/11 Fiction
- Multilingualism and representation of Citizenship in the EU context
- The role of language in facilitating trans-cultural mental health work
- Narrative approaches to identity and whiteness in intercultural contexts (ARHC-funding)
For more information on our research programmes, entry requirements and funding opportunities, please e-mail Claire Leavitt (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Postgraduate Research Officer, or visit our postgraduate research pages.
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