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Edwin Genzler, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Comparative Literature

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

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Moira Inghilleri, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Comparative Literature and Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies

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 

Director of Translator and Interpreter Training

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, PhD

Professor of Comparative Literature

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, PhD

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Director of Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies

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 Amherst in 2005 and was promoted to full professor in 2015. She directed the Translation Center from 2014 to 2017. In 2016 she assumed the co-direction of the Digital Humanities Initiative Program. She became Director of Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies in 2017.

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