The main tasks of the Social Media and Outreach Committee are:
- the creation of an online interactive IATIS community where members can promote their interests
- the efficient management of the IATIS website
- the active presence of IATIS on social media so that news and activities are disseminated all over the world
- the identification of appropriate news items, events and announcements to be hosted on the website and social media
- the investigation of ways in which online presence for IATIS and its members can be increased
- the creation of an online newsletter devoted to latest news, events and announcements to be sent to IATIS members regularly
The Committee reports to the IATIS Executive Council.
SOFIA MALAMATIDOU, Chair of the IATIS Social Media and Outreach Committee
University of Birmingham
Sofia Malamatidou is a Lecturer in Translation Studies at the University of Birmingham. She has a BA from the University of Athens and an MA and PhD from the Centre of Translation and Intercultural Studies in Manchester. Her research interest include corpus-based translation studies, corpus linguistics, translation and language change and translation of visual material. She has published in Meta and Target and is a member of the advisory panel for New Voices.
LI-WEN CHANG, Member of the IATIS Social Media and Outreach Committee
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Li-Wen Chang is a Senior Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). Her research interests include interpreting studies, social semiotics, multimodality, and social media. She is also a practising translator, specializing in the translation of literature, religion, and spirituality. She translated dozens of books from English into Chinese, including The Hand That First Held Mine, A Secret Kept, Rose, Proof of Heaven, Small Miracles, The Monks and Me, etc.
MARIJA TODOROVA, Executive Council Member
University American College Skopje
Maria Todorova has worked as a translator of English and Macedonian since 1998 for many national and international organizations and participated in the translation of the Acquis Communautaire in Macedonia. She was awarded the National Translation Prize and the Winter Book Fair Translation Award for her translations of children’s literature. One of her key publications is “Children’s Literature and Cultural Diversity: A Study of Contemporary Macedonian Literature for Children. She teaches Introduction to Translation and Interpreting, Translation Theory and Global Understanding at the School of Foreign Languages, University American College, Skopje.
"I seek to strengthen the position of translation and intercultural studies in Eastern Europe, especially in the Western Balkans and Macedonia. In Macedonia there are hardly any academic positions in Translation Studies, almost no academic journals concerned with translation, and conference and workshop activity is rather limited. I will work to disseminate information about IATIS in Eastern Europe and to improve cooperation at both the regional and international levels. I will also seek to strengthen the role of IATIS in researching intercultural communication."