Dr Maria Sanchez-Ortiz

Dr Maria Sanchez-Ortiz
Dr Maria Sanchez-Ortiz

Dr Maria Sanchez-Ortiz

Senior Lecturer

About

School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Taylor Building B16

King's College

The Univeristy of Aberdeen

AB24 3UB

Biography

 

I am a Senior Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture.  I have been involved in translator and interpreter training for a long time and worked as a freelance translator and interpreter prior to joining academia. I have taught Translation & Interpreting at a number of institutions in the UK. I am the Director of the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture since March 2021.

I am a Fellow of the UK's Higher Education Academy (2015 - ) 

Qualifications

  • MSc in Dubbing, Subtitling & Localization 
    2019 - Instituto Superior de Estudios Lingüísticos y Traducción (Spain) 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice 
    2015 - The University of Salford 
  • Diploma in Audiovisual Translation and the Learning of Foreign Languages 
    2014 - Universidad de Educación a Distancia (Spain) 
  • Diploma in Public Service Interpreting 
    2007 - CIoL 
  • PhD in Translation Studies 
    2006 - The University of Bradford 
  • MA in European Studies 
    1994 - The University of Bradford 
  • Diploma in Spanish with Translation and Interpreting 
    1992 - CIoL 
  • BA in English language and literature  
    1989 - The University of Granada (Spain) 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Translation Studies since 2016 - 

Programme Coordinator for the MSc in Translation and Interpreting Studies since 2020 - 

Programme Coordinator for the Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting Studies from September 2018 to December 2020

External Memberships

International Assciation for Translation and Interpreting Studies

Institute of Translation and Interpreting

Member of the advisory board for TRANSLETTERS, International Journal of Translation and Interpreting, since January 2017 - 

 

External Examiner, MA in Translation Studies, University of Portsmouth, 2021-

External Examiner, MA in Translation Studies, University of Durham, 2017-2020 

External Examiner, BA in Modern Languages (Spanish), University of Central Lancashire, 2011-2016

External Examiner, MA in Translation and Interpreting, University of Westminster, 2007-2012

External Examiner, MA in Interpreting, University of Bath, 2006-2010

 

 

 

 

Prizes and Awards

Nominated for 'The most inspiring lecturer’, University of Aberdeen (2019-2020)

Awarded 'Best taught postgraduate lecturer', University of Aberdeen (2018-2019)

Nominated for the award in Excellence in Teaching in the 'Teaching supporting widening participation and outreach category', University of Aberdeen (2017-2018)

Research

Research Overview

My research interests fall in the areas of Translation Studies; Literary Translation; Interpreting Studies; Audiovisual Translation and Translator and Interpreter Training

 

Some of my publications include: 

(2018) ‘(Over) note-taking in consecutive interpreting’, International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies, 6, 3, 150-156 

(2017) 'The Pragmatics of Translator Training in the 21st Century', International Journal of English Language and Translation Studies, 5, 2, 81-8

(2015) 'The Use of Footnotes in Literary Translation', Forum, 13:1, 111-129

(2011) 'L'amour de l'impossible:advertising and translation', Forum, 9:2, 233-54

(2009) The problems of literary translation: a study of the theory and practice of translation from English into Spanish, Bern: Peter Lang

(2007) 'The stylistic value of dialect in literary texts: can it be kept in translation?’, Turjumân, 16:1, 55-66 

(2007) 'Translation and sociolinguistics: can language translate society?’, Babel, 53:2, 123-31

(2000) 'Translation as a(n) (im)possible task’, Babel, 45:4, 301-10

(1996) 'Literary dialectal texts and their problems of translation’, Livius, 8, 185-93

Research Specialisms

  • Translation Studies

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Collaborations

Researcher on the European Graduate Placement Scheme Project funded by the EU (Oct 2012-March 2015) – “an international project and consortium of four partner institutions from four different countries (Germany, Spain, Poland, England) to further cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprise, while stimulating mobility. Its overall outcome was a placement model to be embedded into translation courses” 

Member, since December 2013, of the PACTE Research Group (Experimental Research on Translation Competence Acquisition), Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Teaching