Dilek Dizdar is professor of translation studies and intercultural German studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germersheim. She studied translation, interpreting and theoretical linguistics at the Boğaziçi University in Istanbul and gained her doctorate from the Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg in 2006.
Her research focuses on the areas of translation theory, deconstruction and translation, the politics of translation, and migration and translation. She has also published on the role of translation and translation studies within arts and humanities. As one of the principle investigators of the Collaborate Research Center “Studies on Human Categorization” funded by the German Research Foundation DFG (https://humandifferenzierung.uni-mainz.de/) she currently works on a transdiciplinary research framework for studying the relevance of translation in the categorization of speakers according to languages they are assumed to speak in the context of forced migration. She is the director of the research platform the Centre for Intercultural Studies at the University of Mainz and currently the dean of the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies of Mainz University.
Expertise for tutorials during the CETRA research summer school: Epistemological and conceptual issues, theory, interdisciplinarity, politics of translation and interpretation, deconstruction, functional approaches, sociological approaches