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Edwin Genzler, CompLit

Edwin Gentzler's research interests include translation theory, literary translation, and postcolonial theory.

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Moira Inghilleri, CompLit

Moira Inghilleri's research interests are in the ethics of translation and interpreting, the sociology of translation and interpreting, translation and violent conflict, translation and migration, the philosophy of language and linguistics.

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Cristiano Mazzei, LLC

Cristiano Mazzei’s main academic research interests include translator and interpreter training, community interpreting, representations of queer subcultures, identity formation through translation and interpreting, and the intersections of translation and interpreting studies, queer, postcolonial, and performance theories. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and some Italian.

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Maria Tymoczko, CompLit

Maria Tymoczko is a Professor of Comparative Literature, specializing in translation studies, medieval studies, and Irish literature. She has held grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies, has served as President of the Celtic Studies Association of North America, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

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Barbara Zecchi, Spanish and Portuguese

Barbara Zecchi received her PhD from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1998. After teaching at different universities in Spain (University Carlos III of Madrid, University of Valencia, University of Cádiz) and in the US (Saint Mary's College of California, California State University and the Johns Hopkins) she joined the University of Massachusetts in 2005 and was promoted to full professor in 2015. At UMass she is a faculty member in the Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies. Since 2014 she has been directing the UMass Translation Center and in 2016 she also assumed the co-direction of the Digital Humanities Initiative Program.

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