BiographyI am a Senior Lecturer in the Translation and Interpreting Program of the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My research brings together interpreting and sociolinguistics to examine hitherto taken-for-granted cultural and linguistic phenomena through the unique prism of interpreters as social agents. Moving away from the traditional mechanical view of interpreters as “translation machines”, my research highlights interpreters as social actors who hold and articulate social views on issues relating to culture and language.
I have authored two monographs - "English language ideologies: Interpreting the past and present" and "Intercultural communication in interpreting: Power and choices".
PhD, Macquarie University, Australia, 2016
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My research primarily concerns the sociology of interpreting with an emphasis on interpreters’ agency, language anxiety, language learning motivation and intercultural communication. With a focus on intersections between culture, language and power, my work is highly inter-disciplinary across linguistics, sociology, and education.
I have a particular passion for diversity and inclusion and am serving on various committees at Macquarie University.