We wish to welcome Moira Inghilleri to the Comparative Literature and the MA in Translation Studies Programs. In a certain regard, Moira is coming home: she received her BA in Sociology and Latin American Studies from UMass Amherst before doing her MA in Applied Linguistics at UMass Boston and her PhD in the Sociology of Language at the University of London (1996). Since 1998 she has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of English and Comparative Literature at the University of London, Goldsmiths, and served as a senior research fellow at the Center for Intercultural Studies at University College London.
Starting Fall 2012, Prof. Inghilleri assumed directorship of the Interpreting Studies Certificate Program and has begun teaching CompLit 481, Interpreting I. In the spring 2013 she will teach CompLIt 482, Interpreting II, and add a new graduate course on Immigration, Culture, and Identity. New courses planned for 2013-14 include a graduate course in the Fall on Translation and Media, covering a range of media, including news, television, film, art, and music, and a new undergraduate course in the Spring on Translation and War.
The courses integrate nicely with Prof. Inghilleri’s scholarship, which is considerable. She has a new book out titled Interpreting Justice (Routledge, 2011) and is working on another book called Sociological Approaches to Translation and Interpreting (St. Jerome, forthcoming). She is also the editor of the distinguished translation journal called The Translator published in Manchester, England.
Moira Inghilleri is a great addition to our faculty, further developing the Interpreting Program started under Prof. Daniel Martin, a co-founder of the Translation Center, who retired six years ago, and offering new and exciting graduate courses. Her research on immigrants, asylum seekers, minorities, and human rights fits well into the cultural studies approach to translation and interpreting studies at the heart of our program. We are delighted to welcome her back home.