Find a research supervisor in translation studies

Staff in the Department of Modern Languages who supervise PhD/MA by Research in the area of translation studies.

Dr Monica Borg

Lecturer in Italian Studies
Educational Enhancement Fellow (CEEF) College of Arts and Law (CAL)
Associate Lecturer, The Open University

  • Modernism and the discourses of subversion (comparative approaches)
  • Translation studies (especially history of translation)
  • Technology-assisted teaching and learning
  • Language pedagogy

Dr Hilary Brown

Dr Hilary Brown

Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies

  • Cultural history of C17 and C18 Europe
  • Anglo-German cultural relations
  • History of translation
  • Literary translation
  • Gender and translation
  • Women intellectuals pre-1900, particularly women translators

Dr Anissa Daoudi

Dr Anissa Daoudi

Lecturer in Arabic and Translation Studies
Language Co-ordinator for Arabic

  • Translation and new media, with particular reference to the Arabic-speaking region
  • Translation and popular culture
  • Gender and language use in the context of translation

Professor Rebecca Gould

Professor Rebecca Gould

Professor and Professorial Research Fellow, Islamic World and Comparative Literature

Rebecca Gould is the author of Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus (Yale University Press, 2016), which was awarded the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies and the best book award by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, and the translator of After Tomorrow the Days Disappear: Ghazals and Other Poems ...

Dr Sofia Malamatidou

Dr Sofia Malamatidou

Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies

  • corpus-based translation studies in general
  • translation and language change (esp. use of diachronic corpora in translation studies)
  • translation of tourism texts
  • translation of visual material

Dr Anna Milsom

Lecturer in Modern Languages

I teach Spanish language and translation, drawing on my practice as a literary translator and my background in visual arts. I am interested in creativity in translation, co-translation and the ways that art, translation and text-making can interact.

Dr Isobel Palmer

Lecturer in Russian

  • Russian poetry (19th-21st Century)
  • Russian Formalism and literary theory
  • Comparative modernisms
  • (Modernist) performance culture  
  • Thaw culture
  • Urban humanities
  • Intersections between literature and new media

Dr Natalia (Natasha) Rulyova

Dr Natalia (Natasha) Rulyova

Lecturer in Russian

  •  20th Century Russian poetry (Joseph Brodsky's poetry and auto-translations)
  • Genre and translation

Dr Gabriela Saldanha

Dr Gabriela Saldanha

Lecturer

  • Translational stylistics
  • The circulation, marketing and reception of translated fiction
  • Transcultural reading practices
  • The translation of South American literature into English
  • Gender identity and translation
  • Art practice and translation
  • The application of new methods to translation studies research

Professor Emma Tyler

Professor Emma Tyler

Professor of Translator Education
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

I specialise in training students to become translators. I am the convenor of the MA in Translation Studies (campus and distance) and the tutor for the French Practical and Specialised Translation modules on the MA. I am also the Director of Taught Admissions for the College of Arts and Law.

Dr Emma Wagstaff

Dr Emma Wagstaff

Senior Lecturer in French Studies

I came to Birmingham in 2006, and am based in the Department of Modern Languages. Among a range of teaching and research interests, I am particularly keen to promote the study of French literature and the visual arts, and the interactions between them.

Dr Jules Whicker

Senior Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies

I am an enthusiastic teacher and student of Hispanic Literature and Culture and especially that of the Spanish Golden Age, an era that originated many of the most compelling, sophisticated and influential works in Hispanic literature and art. I also have a long-standing interest in translation, having translated (independently and in collaboration) several golden-age comedias, a quantity of ...

Dr Xiaohui Yuan

Lecturer in Interpreting and Translation Studies

  •  Intercultural pragmatics in translation and interpreting
  • Interpreter’s roles and neutrality
  • User response to translated texts and audio-visual translation
  • Using translation and interpreting in mediation, and cultural influence on mediation.

Modern languages staff research supervision areas