The next CETRA Chair Professor announced: Kaisa Koskinen

Now that the 32nd edition of the CETRA Research Summer School in Translation Studies lays behind us, we are eagerly looking forward to the next edition, which will be organized on our campus in Leuven. The program and application procedure (in two rounds) will be published in due time on our blog and on our website. Meanwhile, we have the honor to announce that the Board of CETRA – Centre for Translation Studies at KU Leuven has chosen the next CETRA Chair Professor:

Photograph by Maarit Laitinen/The Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters

Kaisa Koskinen is full professor of Translation Studies and head of the Languages unit at Tampere University, Finland. She has authored numerous journal articles and several monographs, e.g., Translating Institutions: An Ethnographic Study of EU Translation (St. Jerome/Routledge 2008) and Translation and Affect (Benjamins 2020). Among edited volumes the recent Routledge Handbook of Translation and Ethics (with Nike K. Pokorn, 2020) is a culmination of a long arch, as ethics is a longstanding research interest, and her PhD Beyond Ambivalence. Postmodernity and the Ethics of Translation (Tampere University Press 2000) a classic reference in the field. Koskinen is known for her innovative theoretical thinking and versatile approaches for which she was recently awarded a national “Pearl of Wisdom” prize. She has been invited to the Finnish Academy of Sciences (2015). One of her passions is supervision and mentoring, where she has served in many roles. She is currently the secretary of the ID-TS (international doctorate in translation studies) network. 

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