Professor Moira Inghilleri has been named the new Director of Translation Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She adds this title to her already serving as Director of the Interpreting Studies Certificate Program and serving on the Graduate Studies Committee. Thus she will be in charge of advising all students, undergraduate and graduate, on courses, programs, and opportunities in Translation and Interpreting Studies. She will also respond to inquiries from prospective or incoming students about the various translation and interpreting programs of study available at UMass.
Inghilleri works in both translation and interpreting studies. She is the author of Interpreting Justice: Ethics, Politics and Language (Routledge, 2012) and the forthcoming Translation and Migration. She served as co-editor of The Translator from 2011-14 and guest-edited two special issues of that journal: Bourdieu and the Sociology of Translating (2005) and Translation and Violent Conflict (2010, with Sue-Ann Harding).
She succeeds Edwin Gentzler, who has served as de facto Director for the last 15 years. Gentzler will be on sabbatical during the 2014-15 academic year.