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Monday, 21 February 2011 17:57

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Monday, 21 February 2011 17:42

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Monday, 21 February 2011 17:24

IATIS Nominations Committee


The main task of the IATIS Nominations Committee is to facilitate the process of selecting or electing suitable candidates for various posts in the organization in accordance with the principles of the IATIS constitution.

Specifically, the Nominations committee will:

  • Set guidelines for the election or selection procedure
  • Develop a set of conditions to be fulfilled by candidates
  • Set the election/selection schedule
  • Receive the nomination of candidates for election at various positions in the IATIS structures
  • Examine the candidatures and propose the relevant names for election/selection
  • Oversee the election/selection of such candidates either electronically or otherwise
  • Ensure fairness, transparency and non discrimination in the election/selection process

The Committee reports to the IATIS Executive Council.



Jooyin Profile PictureJooyin SAEJANG, Chair of Nominations Committee

Burapha University



Jooyin Saejang is a lecturer at Language Institute, Burapha University. After graduating from Chulalongkorn University with a first-class honours degree in 2013, Jooyin pursued postgraduate education for both her master’s and doctorate degrees in Translation Studies in the UK. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, audiovisual translation, gender and translation, fandom studies, critical discourse analysis, and feminism. 


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bennettImren GÓKCE, Nominations Committee Member

University of Lisbon



İmren Gökce Vaz de Carvalho works as a freelance translator in the literary and legal fields (Portuguese, English into Turkish). She holds MA and BA degrees in English-Turkish Translation and Interpreting, both completed in Turkey. Currently, she has been pursuing a PhD degree at the interuniversity programme in Translation and Terminology coordinated by Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.  Her research interests include indirect translation, retranslation, reception of translation, sign language translation/interpreting. She also teaches Turkish as a foreign language at Ilnova, UNL. 


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kangJi-Hae KANG, Nominations Committee Member

Ajou University

South Korea


Ji-Hae Kang is Professor of Translation Studies and Director of Ajou Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies (ACTIS) at Ajou University, Republic of Korea. Her current research interests include issues of discourse and conflict in institutional translation, translation policy, ethics of translation, and representations of translation in the evolving media landscape. She is the co-editor of Translating and Interpreting in Korean Contexts: Engaging with Asian and Western Others (Routledge 2019) and the author of numerous articles in leading translation studies journals, including Target, The Translator, Meta, and Perspectives.


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kimKoraya TECHAWONGSTIEN, Nominations Committee Member

Mahidol University




Koraya Techawongstien, Ph.D. is a lecturer at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, Thailand. After graduating from the Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University with a second-class honour in 2010, Koraya pursued her academic degrees in the UK. In 2011, she obtained an MA in Theory and Practice of Translation and continued her research in the field of Translation Studies at SOAS, University of London where she obtained her doctoral degree from in 2016. Her current research interests cover sociology of translation, translation theory, literary translation, children’s literature in translation and fantasy fictions in translation.


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zanettinNarongdej PHANTHAPHOOMMEE, Nominations Committee Member

Mahidol University



Narongdej Phanthaphoommee began his academic career in international relations. He coupled this academic background with translation studies when he earned his first master's degree in Southeast Asian Studies from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, and his second in Translation and Interpretation from the same institution. He received his PhD in Translation Studies from the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He is presently employed as a full-time lecturer at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, Thailand. His research interests lie broadly in the field of Translation Studies, specifically in ideology and political text, and public services translation.


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Monday, 21 February 2011 17:17

IATIS Membership Committee


The main tasks of the Membership Committee are:

  • the efficient handling of new applications for membership, both individual and group
  • the efficient handling of renewals of existing memberships
  • the setting up of membership fees that are accessible to researchers all over the world
  • the expansion of the membership base: individual, group, in under-represented countries, with associations in neighboring disciplines, etc.
  • the creation of a list of scholars and institutions working in the fields of translation studies, intercultural studies (and other neighboring disciplines, such as comparative literature, anthropology, ethnography, etc.) in the members' countries
  • the implementation of a program for expanding the membership base
  • the assessment and enhancing of membership benefits, in consultation with the Executive Council.

The Committee reports to the IATIS Treasurer and to the Executive Council.



Joseph LambertJOSEPH LAMBERT, Chair of Membership Committee

Cardiff University

United Kingdom


Joseph Lambert is a Lecturer in Translation Studies at Cardiff University, having joined in September 2020. He holds a PhD and MA in Translation Studies from the University of Hull. His primary areas of research interest lie in the ethics of translation and translation industry studies, and his work sits at the interface between translation theory and practice. He has authored and co-authored a number of articles and book chapters relating to translation ethics, including several articles on codes of ethics, and is currently exploring the complex relationship between translation rates of pay, status, and regulation. Much of his research is designed with the aim of eliciting tangible impacts upon working practices and bridging the gap between academia and the translation industry, a link that is concretised by a background in professional translation.


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digiovanni-picELENA DI GIOVANNI, Membership Committee Member

University of Macerata


elena[dot]digiovanni[at]unimc[dot]it or digiovanni[at]sslmit[dot]unibo[dot]it

Elena Di Giovanni is a Lecturer in Translation at the University of Macerata, where she teaches specialized translation as well as audiovisual translation. She is a member of the teaching staff of the University of Bologna at Forlì (Advanced School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators), for an MA programme in Screen Translation. Her research areas include audiovisual translation (both dubbing and subtitling), translation for children and the role of language and translation in intercultural communication. She has published extensively on audiovisual translation and is the editor of Translation, Cultures and the Media, special issue of EJES (European Journal of English Studies, Routledge). She is working with Rosa Maria Bollettieri on an Italian anthology of culture-oriented translation studies (Oltre l'Occidente. Traduzione e Alterità Culturale) to be published in September 2008 by Bompiani.


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SehnazTahirGurcaglarŞEHNAZ TAHIR GÜRÇAĞLAR, Membership Committee Member

Boğaziçi University



Tahir-Gürçağlar has a PhD in Translation Studies and has been teaching translation and interpreting at Bogazici University since 1996. She is also a conference interpreter. She translated a number of works in social sciences, finance and literature most of which are published in book form. She has published articles on translation and culture, translation history and interpreting in Turkish and international publications.


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DrKimWallmachWLSActingDirectorKIM WALMACH, Membership Committee Member

Universidad of South Africa

South Africa


Dr Kim Wallmach teaches translation and interpreting at the Department of Linguistics, University of South Africa and is joint director of the BA degree programme in court interpreting (established in 2000). She also works as a freelance project manager for simultaneous and consecutive interpreting and translation in the eleven official languages of South Africa. Her current research interests include interpreting/translation and nation-building, translation/ interpreting and ideology, interpreting in legal and health contexts and corpus-based interpreting studies. She holds an MA and PhD in translation from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


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katerina perdikakiHANNAH KLIMAS, Membership Committee Member

University of Leeds

United Kingdom


Hannah Klimas is a second-year PhD candidate at the Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) at the University of Leeds, UK. She studied German and Russian at the University of St Andrews before completing her MA in Translation Studies at Durham University. Her research examines the role of the translator in Anglophone staged productions of Russophone theatre. Her research interests include theatre translation, sociolinguistics, comparative literature, Germanic Studies and Slavonic Studies. She has also worked as a freelance translator, specialising in business, legal and medical translation.


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Monday, 21 February 2011 17:07

IATIS Conference Committee


The main tasks of the IATIS Conference Committee are to facilitate the timely and efficient organisation of the triennial conference of the Association, and to help ensure that the conference becomes an important vehicle in achieving the Association’s aims, particularly with regard to its aspirations to be inclusive, multi-disciplinary, and respectful of different research traditions.

Specifically, the Conference Committee will:

  • develop a set of selection criteria for conference venues
  • invite applications to host conferences
  • present the options and, if required, make a recommendation to the Executive Council of IATIS on the selection of a conference venue
  • establish target timetables for the selection of venues, notification of conferences, calls for papers, publication of volumes following on from conferences, etc.
  • establish criteria for the designation, and targets for numbers, of supported students/researchers at IATIS conferences
  • ensure that relevant IATIS infrastructure (mailing lists, archived conference programmes, web forms, etc) is made available to conference organizing committees/local organizing committees
  • encourage conference organizers to reach out to researchers from a range of scholarly backgrounds.

The Committee reports to the Executive Council.




KYUNG HYE KIM, Chair of the IATIS Conference Committee

Dongguk University

South Korea


Kyung Hye KIM is Assistant Professor at Department of English Linguistics, Interpretation and Translation, Dongguk University, South Korea, and Deputy Director and co-founder of SISU Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies. Her academic interests lie in corpus-based translation studies, critical discourse analysis, and multilingualism in media translation. She is a member of the Genealogies of Knowledge Research Network and Oslo Medical Corpus project.


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JULIE BOÉRI, Member of the IATIS Conference Committee

Hamad Bin Khalifa University



Julie Boéri, BA, MSc, PhD (University of Granada in Spain & Manchester in the UK), is Associate Professor of Translation and Interpreting at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Doha, Qatar). She was the Chair of the IATIS Conference Committee from 2012 to 2021. As a member of Babels (the international network of volunteer translators and interpreters), she has been interpreting and coordinating interpreting at various Social Forums around the world. This experience oriented her research towards the complex interplay between political principles and logistical pressures, the dynamics of resistance and co-optation that characterize social change-oriented initiatives as well as the challenge of organizing itinerary internationalist events, while attending local political agendas, identities, languages and cultures. Her work focuses on the translational nature of contemporary social movements and civil society, and on the ethics and the politics of translation and interpreting.

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YOUNGMIN KIM, Member of the IATIS Conference Committee

Dongguk University Seoul/ Hangzhou Normal University

Korea/ China


Youngmin Kim has received his Ph. D. in English at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991. Currently he is distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Dongguk University and founding Director of Institute of Trans Media World Literature and Director of Digital Humanities Lab; and Jack Ma Chair Professor at College of International Studies, Hangzhou Normal University, China. He is currently executive council member of ICLA (International Comparative Literature Association), IATIS (International Association of Translation and Intercultural Studies), and IAELC; vice-president of KADH (Korean Association of Digital Humanities), editorial supervisor of JELL, chair of international affairs committee of KEASTWEST (Korean Association of East-West Comparative Literature), editor-in-chief of the journal of  KEASTWEST; and editorial board member of CLCWeb, Foreign Literature Studies, Journal of International Yeats Studies, Journal of New Techno Humanities.

 Previously in Korea, he served as President of The William Butler Yeats Society of Korea, The Jacques Lacan & Contemporary Psychoanalysis Society of Korea, ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea), as the Editor-in-chief of Journal of English Language and Literature (JELL); Internationally, as the vice president of IASIL(International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures) & IAELC (International Association of Ethical Literary Criticism); as advisory committee member of CISLE (Center for International Study for Literatures in English-Innsbruch University) and IWL (Institute of World Literature-Harvard University).

 His research is focused on English literature, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies, World Literature, Trans Media, Digital Humanities, Technology in the Humanities. He has been the principal investigator of NRF (National Research Foundation of Korea) Projects of transnationalism and cultural translation; aesthetics and ethics of the convergence of world literature, trans media, digital humanities, and humanities in technology.


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CLAIRE LARSONNEUR, Member of the IATIS Conference Committee

University Paris 8



Claire LARSONNEUR is Senior Lecturer at TransCrit, University Paris 8, France. Her academic interests lie in the economics of translation and the digital ecosystem of translation, with a focus on neural translation. She is a member of SFT (Société française des traducteurs) and Humanistica.


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JOHN MILTON, Member of the IATIS Conference Committee

Universidade de São  Paulo, Titular Professor in Translation Studies



John Milton, Birmingham, UK, 1956, is Titular Professor at the Universidade de São Paulo in Translation Studies. He helped establish the Postgraduate Program in Translation Studies, and was the Program Coordinator for 2012-2016. Among publications are Agents of Translation, John Benjamins, 2009, ed. with Paul Bandia; and Tradition, Tension and Translation in Turkey (with Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar and Saliha Paker) (2015). He has also published articles in academic journals in Brazil and in Target and The Translator, as well as translating poetry from Portuguese to English. He has been Chair of the IATIS Bursary Committee for the last three conferences.


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Marlie van Rooyen

MARLIE VAN ROOYEN, Member of the IATIS Conference Committee

University of the Free State

South Africa


Marlie van Rooyen is senior lecturer in Translation Studies in the Department of Linguistics and Language Practice at the University of the Free State (UFS), Bloemfontein, South Africa. She also serves as the Programme Director for Language Practice at the UFS. Marlie successfully defended her PhD thesis in Translation Studies from KU Leuven (Belgium) in December 2019 with the topic “Tracing the translation of community radio news in South Africa: An actor-network approach”. She teaches translation theory and practice and is responsible for the supervision of postgraduate students in Translation Studies. Marlie also serves on the board of the Association of Translation Studies in Africa (ATSA) and on the editorial board of the Journal for Translation Studies in Africa (JTSA). Her main research interests are journalism and translation, the sociology of translation and non-professional interpreting and translation. Marlie is a trained radio journalist, translator, language editor and South African accredited simultaneous interpreter. 


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Monday, 21 February 2011 16:32

Training Committee


The main tasks of the Training Committee are:

  • promoting discussion on matters relating to education in language mediation, both at third level and in the broader tertiary educational sector (thus including vocational training courses, in-house staff training, continuing education, etc.);
  • examining all curricular aspects of translation and interpreting pedagogy, including methodological issues and syllabus design matters;
  • discussing the viability and subsequent implementation of various projects relating to translator and interpreter training;
  • organising workshops on translator and interpreter training in different parts of the world, with particular emphasis on translation pedagogy in the global context;
  • bringing training and practice more closely together to their mutual benefit

The Committee reports to the IATIS Treasurer and to the Executive Council.





NANA SATO-ROSSBERG, Training Committee Chair

SOAS, University of London, 

United Kingdom


Nana Sato-Rossberg is Head of the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics, chair of the SOAS Centre for Translation Studies, and Executive Council Member of IATIS. Her expertise is in cultural translation, translation of orality, intergeneric translation, and translation history. Her recent publications include: Diverse Voices in Translation Studies in East Asia [co-edited with Akiko Uchiyama](Peter Lang, 2019), ‘The Emergence of Translation Studies in Japan in the 1970s’ (in Diverse Voices in Translation Studies in East Asia, 2019), ‘Constructing Japanese translation studies’(The Japan Forum, 2019), ‘Translations in Oral Societies and Cultures’ (in The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Culture, 2018).


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SUNG-EUN CHO, Training Committee Member

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul



Sung-Eun Cho is Professor in the Department of English for International Conferences and Communication(EICC) at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, Korea. Her main research interests include audiovisual translation, translation of digital media and translation pedagogy. She is currently the vice-president of the Korean Association of Translation Studies.


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RALPH KRÜGER, Training Committee Member

Technische Hochschule Köln



Ralph Krüger is professor of language and translation technology at the Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication at TH Köln. He received a PhD in translation studies from the University of Salford in 2014. His research interests focus on the performance of neural machine translation systems in LSP translation, on approaches for evaluating the quality of machine translated texts, on the usability of computer-assisted translation tools and on the controlling influences exerted by these tools in the specialised translation process.


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HIROYUKI ISHIZUKA, Training Committee Member

Hiroshima Shudo University



Hiroyuki Ishizuka is professor in the Department of English at Hiroshima Shudo University, specialises in the theory and practice of interpreting and translation. He obtained his PhD in interpreting studies from Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan, and the core of his research interests lies in modelling cognitive process of simultaneous interpreting drawing on cognitive linguistics and cognitive psychology. His current research also includes the application of interpreting training, specifically sight-translation and reproduction, to general second language education, as part of a movement called TILT (translation in language teaching). He is a board member of JAITS (Japan Association of Interpreting and Translation Studies) and editor-in-chief of its journal, Interpreting and Translation Studies.


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The University of Queensland



Akiko Uchiyama is a lecturer in translation studies, and she coordinates the Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation (MAJIT) program in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland. Her research interests include literary translation, gender in translation, translation and postcoloniality, and the cultural history of translation in Japan. She is also interested in literary activities in the intercultural space and is currently co-editing the book Border-Crossing Japanese Literature: Reading Multiplicity.


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Min Hsiu Liao


MIN-HSIU LIAO, Training Committee Member

Heriot-Watt University

United Kingdom


Dr. Min-Hsiu Liao is a Lecturer at Department of Language and Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University, where she teaches English-Chinese translation and interpreting. Her research interests lie in the translation of texts in museums in various aspects, including writer-reader interaction, conflicts between the source and the target cultures, and multimodality in the exhibitive space.


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IATIS TC M TaibiMUSTAPHA TAIBI, Training Committee Member

Western Sydney University



Mustapha Taibi is Associate Professor of Interpreting and Translation at Western Sydney University, where he has taught interpreting skills, community translation and intercultural communication. From 2011 to 2015 he was Director of Academic Programs, Languages, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation. In this role, he developed courses and provided educational leadership locally and internationally. In 2014 this was recognized with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. His publications include Community Translation (2016, Bloomsbury), New Insights into Arabic Translation and Interpreting (2016, Multilingual Matters) and papers and book chapters in Interpreting, Babel, and The Oxford Handbook of Translation Studies, among others.

Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:25

IATIS Constitution

International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies

Constitution as agreed by the IATIS General Meeting,

Cape Town, 13 July 2006

Name and Legal Status

The International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) is a non-profit making organization. It provides an intellectual forum where scholars from different regional and disciplinary backgrounds can debate issues relating to translation and other forms of cross-cultural communication.

Address for Correspondence

The IATIS address for correspondence is that of the Secretary/Treasurer serving in that role at any given time. The secretariat will change when a new Secretary/Treasurer is appointed.

Official Language

The official language of IATIS is English.


IATIS aims to:

  • Establish an organizational structure that will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, expertise and resources among scholars in various parts of the world;

  • Stimulate interaction among scholars in different geographical regions;

  • Encourage scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to explore areas of mutual concern.


IATIS undertakes the following kinds of activities to fulfill its aims:

  • Convening triennial conferences;

  • Organizing other meetings and workshops;

  • Promoting the publications of scholarly works;

  • Encouraging and coordinating research;

  • Exchanging information with other bodies and institutions;

  • Raising funds to further its aims.

Organisational Structure

Executive Council

The governing body of IATIS is an Executive Council comprising:

  • The President;

  • The Two Vice-Presidents;

  • The Secretary/Treasurer;

  • The Chair of Executive Council;

  • The Committee Chairs and Website Manager(s);

  • Twelve to fifteen additional members.

Duties of Executive Council

The President:

  • To represent IATIS in external contacts;
  • To sign official documents on behalf of IATIS;
  • To chair general meetings of IATIS.

The Vice-Presidents:

  • To deputize for and assist the President.

The Chair of Executive Council:

  • To chair Executive Council meetings and coordinate the work of the Executive Council.

The Secretary/Treasurer

  • To collect income and make payments on behalf of IATIS;

  • To arrange appropriate public liability insurance to limit the liability of Executive Council members in the country where the Secretary/Treasurer is based;

  • To provide a budget for the upcoming year within three months of appointment, and on the anniversary of his/her appointment;

  • To provide budgets and statements of income and expenditure to the Executive Council on a regular basis.

  • To transfer surplus funds and financial records to the new Secretary/Treasurer within three months of the election of a new Executive Council.

Twelve to fifteen members:

  • To represent the views of the membership of IATIS;
  • To propose, discuss and introduce activities commensurate with the aims of the Association.

Further Duties of the Executive Council

  • To convene a general meeting during the triennial conference;

  • To oversee the elections of the Association’s officers;

  • To present the budget to the IATIS membership;

  • To promote the aims and activities of the Association;

  • To set up committees as appropriate.

Appointment of members of the Executive Council

The Executive Council will be elected for a four-year term by a ballot of individual members. In the case of the resignation of a member before the end of his/her term, the Executive Council may appoint a replacement member for the remainder of the term. Members of Executive Council cannot serve in the same function for more than two consecutive terms.


  • Any person or institution may become a member by payment of dues. In exceptional cases, the Executive Council reserves the right to refuse or annul membership.

  • The categories of membership are individual and institutional. The categories of individual membership are: Full, Student/Retired, and Group;

  • Membership is renewable annually;

  • Honorary membership is offered by the Executive Council on a case by case basis;

  • Membership fees are determined by the Assocation’s General Meeting.

Amendments to the Constitution

Amendments to the Constitution may be made by the Executive Council and approved by two thirds of the votes returned in a ballot of individual members.


The Association’s accounts are audited on a regular basis.



Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:15

Registering as an IATIS Member

To register as an IATIS member using the online form, click here:

Sunday, 20 February 2011 16:48

Reasons to join

December 2009: IATIS is pleased to announce the publication of the fifth issue of New Voices in Translation Studies.

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