Keynote Speakers

Joanna Drugan (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)


Joanna Drugan, Professor of Translation at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Her research focuses on translation quality, ethics and technologies. She is Principal Investigator of the ESRC/AHRC joint-funded research project Transnational Organised Crime and Translation. Other current interests lie in real-world ethical challenges when professional translators and interpreters are not available, particularly in police, health and social work settings, and ways in which policy, training and technology can support professionals and service users. Jo founded the UEA Ethics Research Forum in 2013 and serves as its co-Chair. She is also a member of the Steering Groups for UEA’s Migration Research Network, Qualitative Research Methods Forum, and University of Sanctuary initiative. In 2019, she was elected as Vice-Chair (Research) of the University Council for Modern Languages, and awarded the John Sykes Memorial Prize by the Institute of Translation and Interpreting for her longstanding contribution to the translation and interpreting professions. She currently supervises PhDs on topics relating to the translation profession, language and social exclusion, translation ethics, and responses to translations and translators.

Recent publications:

  • Untranslatability in Practice: Challenges to Translation and Interpreting, in Untranslatability: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, D. Large et al. (Eds.)
  • Translation Quality, Quality Management and Agency: Principles and Practice in the European Union Institutions (Joanna Drugan, Ingemar Strandvik and Erkka Vuorinen), in Translation Quality Assessment: From Principles to Practice, J. Moorkens et al. (Eds.).
  • Translation in Superdiverse Legal Contexts (Joanna Drugan and Krzysztof Kredens), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity.
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility in Practice: interpreters and Translators Engaging with and beyond the Professions, The Translator.

Deisimer Gorczevski (Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil)


Deisimer Gorczevski
Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

Her studies focus on the cartography of urban and audiovisual interventions with streets, squares and beaches, among other common spaces, in order to broaden the attention and analysis of how residents live, cohabit and resist the neglect of public power, the constant threats of removal policies and the intensification of real estate speculation, particularly in the city of Fortaleza, one of the most unequal cities in Brazil and Latin America. 
She coordinates the Postgraduate Program in Arts at the Federal University of Ceará and the Urban Arts and Micropolitics Laboratory – LAMUR where she conducts the following research: Sensitive Fortresses and Cinema In (ter) vention: Cine Ser Ver Luz (https://www.facebook.com/cineclubeserverluz) in order to display the specificities of inhabiting forgotten spaces, the opaque areas of the city, at the same time alive and intense bringing up problems and potentialities, and affirming the place of residence, the spaces for community participation,  artistic practices and audiovisual production as policies of resistance. 
She has participated in the research project “Transnational Migration, Media Reception and Citizenship of Latin Americans and Europeans in the Urban Contexts of Barcelona and Porto Alegre” (2004 to 2008) an international project on media reception and citizenship of international migrations.
She currently supervises postgraduate research with an emphasis on creative processes and urban micropolitics, audiovisual interventions, collective and collaborative practices, and research methodologies for arts.

Recent Publications:

  • Arte que inventa afetos. (Organizadora) 1. ed. Fortaleza: Imprensa Universitária – UFC, 2017. 376p.
  • ConversAções: encontros entre as artes, a cidade e a universidade (as co-author with João Miguel Diógenes de Araújo Lima). Revista Vazantes, v. 1, p. 96-113, 2017.
  • Nossas Ruas com Cinema – Cine Ser Ver Luz [Livro_Catálogo]. (Organized with Maria Fabiola Gomes, Sabrina Araújo, Pedro Fernandes, Priscilla Souza e Gerardo Barcelos) e  1. ed. Fortaleza: Imprensa Universitária, 2017. v. 1. p. 96.
  • Pesquisa em perspectiva: percursos metodológicos na invenção da vida e do conhecimento. (Organized with Deise Juliana Francisco e Karla Rosane do Amaral Demoly)  1. ed. Mossoró: Editora UFERSA, 2014 .

Gaia Giuliani (University of Coimbra, Portugal)


Gaia Giuliani
Social Studies Centre,
University of Coimbra

Gaia Giuliani  is a researcher at the Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES), University of Coimbra, where she is the PI of (De)Othering – Deconstructing Risk and Otherness: hegemonic scripts and counter-narratives on migrants/refugees and ‘internal Others in Portuguese and European mediascapes” (2018-2121): POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029997. 
In 2005, she received her PhD in History of political ideas from the University of Torino (2005) and in 2017, the title of Associate professor in Political philosophy from the Italian Ministry of Education (ASN). She is also co-founder of InteRGRace – Interdisciplinary Research Group on Race and Racisms (2014). She is a member of the International Advisory Boards of the international journal Socioscapes. International Journal of Societies, Politics and Cultures, of the Italy-based international journal Studi Culturali and of online international journal Europeansouth
Giuliani is an Italian Critical Whiteness Studies Pioneer, an Anti-racist Feminist Activist and Scholar, and a Transnational De-constructor of Post-colonial (visual) Archives of Monstrosity.

Recent publications:

  • Beyond curiosity. James Mill e la costruzione del governo coloniale britannico in India (Aracne, 2008).
  • Race, Nation, and Gender in Modern Italy. Intersectional Representations in Visual Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) {Finalist, Fifth Place Ex Aequo of the Edinburgh Gadda Prize 2019}.
  •  Zombie, alieni e mutanti. Le paure dall’11 settembre ai giorni nostri (Le Monnier 2016).
  • Bianco e nero. Storia dell’identità razziale degli italiani with dr. Cristina Lombardi-Diop (Le Monnier 2013) {First prize 2014 in the 20th-21st century category by the American Association for Italian Studies};
  • The edited book “Il colore della nazione” (Le Monnier/Mondadori Education 2015).
  • The forthcoming single-authored Environmental Disasters, Migrations and the War on Terror: A Postcolonial Investigation of Cultural Constructions of Monstrosity, Routledge: London, 2020.

Maribel del Pozo Triviño (University of Vigo, Spain)


Maribel del Pozo Triviño*
University of Vigo

Maribel del Pozo Triviño has a PhD in Translation and Interpreting (T&I) and is a sworn English-Spanish translator-interpreter. She has worked as a T&I for many years and also as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Vigo (Spain) for more than eighteen years. She teaches both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  She is currently International Coordinator at the Faculty of Philology and Translation.

Maribel has published extensively on different aspects of legal translation and public services T&I and is currently involved in several research projects in the mentioned fields. Her most recent research focuses on the impact of language and cultural barriers on migrant and refugee women victims of gender-based violence. She has coordinated the EU-funded project “Speak Out for Support (SOS-VICS)” focused on training interpreters to work with gender-based violence victims in the different contexts (legal, social, health, etc.). Moreover, she is a member of several research groups and professional associations.

Linkterpreting: http://linkterpreting.uvigo.es/

SOS-VICS: http://sosvics.eintegra.es/

Monika Schmid (University of Essex, UK)

Monika Schmid*
Professor of Linguistics at the University of Essex, UK

Monika S. Schmid is Head of Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex. She obtained her PhD in English Linguistics in 2000 from the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf. The topic of her thesis was First Language Attrition, Use and Maintenance: the case of German Jews in Anglophone Countries. She has since held positions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Since September 2013 she has been a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Essex.

Her work has focused on various aspects of first language attrition. She has published two monographs and edited several collected volumes and special issues of journals on this topic, most recently the Oxford Handbook of Language Attrition (2019). She has received funding from various sources, including the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Dutch National Science Foundation NWO and the Economics and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) for her work.

Website: https:/languageattrition.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/languageattrition

Twitter: @MonikaSSchmid


* = external collaborators of the EHum2M research team