SOAS University of London

Centre for Translation Studies

Centre for Translation Studies Members

Chair of Centre

Dr Nana Sato-Rossberg

Centre Steering Committee

Nana Sato-Rossberg
Chair, Centre for Translation Studies
Nano Sato-Rossberg

History of Translation Studies in Japan, Intergeneric translations (manga to film), Translation of oral narratives or orality, Cultural translation, The relationship between translation and power.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4224
  • Email: ns27@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 380
  • Office Hours: Monday 4-5pm /Friday 4-5pm (term 1)
Lutz Marten
Ex-officio Steering Committee Member
Lutz Marten

Bantu languages and linguistics; syntax; semantics; pragmatics; historical linguistics; language and society in Eastern and Southern Africa

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4653
  • Email: lm5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 360
  • Office Hours: Please email for an appointment

Muhammad A S Abdel Haleem, OBE
Steering Committee Member for Arabic
Muhammad A S Abdel Haleem
Qur’an, Hadith, Tafsir; Islam in society; classical and modern Arabic literature
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4325
  • Email: ha4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 427
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00-13:00/Wednesdays 12:00-13:00
Song Lianyi
Steering Committee Member for Chinese
Lianyi Song
Modern Chinese language and language pedagogy
  • Tel: 020 7898 4226
  • Email: ls2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 397
  • Office Hours: Monday 2-3pm/Tuesday 2-3pm

Grace Koh
Steering Committee Member for Korean
Grace Koh

Korean and East Asian literary traditions (prose and fiction); literary and intellectual history; travel literature and cultural encounters; critical theory and comparative literature

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4290
  • Email: gk5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 385
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 2-3pm/Thursday 3-4pm (term time only)
Nima Mina
Steering Committee Member for Persian
Staff Silhouette
Classical and Modern Persian literature, Orientalism in 18th-20th century Europe, Middle Eastern minority writers in Europe, Diaspora studies, music performance, translation studies
  • Tel: 020 7898 4315
  • Email: nm46@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 422
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 13:00-15:00 / Weds 11:00-13:00

Chege Githiora
Steering Committee Member for Swahili
Chege Githiora
Swahili and Gĩkũyũ Language and Linguistics. Translation and Literacy in African Languages. Culture and Society of East Africa, Latin America and the African Diaspora.

Members

Cosima Bruno
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Cosima Bruno

Contemporary Chinese poetry; translation studies; Chinese language art; Sinophone literatures

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4421
  • Email: cb65@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 456
  • Office Hours: Term 1: Wednesdays 2-3pm

Stephen Dodd
Steve Dodd
Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in representations of the native place (furusato), gender/sexuality and modernity
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4216
  • Email: sd5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 381
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 3-4pm/Email for an appointment

Ayman El-Desouky
Ayman El-Desouky

Comparative Literature, 19th and 20th Century Arabic Literature, hermeneutics, modern philosophy and theory.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4355
  • Email: ad48@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 423
  • On Sabbatical:On leave 2015-16
Nada Elzeer
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Staff Silhouette
Arabic language and translation

Rossella Ferrari
Rosella Ferrari
Chinese-language theatres; Chinese-language cinemas; intercultural performance; theories and practices of the avant-garde
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4047
  • Email: rf24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 399a
  • Office Hours: Term 1 ONLY: Thursday 11.30-12.30 or appointment*
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2, 2016/17
Bernhard Fuehrer
Member
Bernhard Fuehrer
Classical Chinese philology, rhetoric, philosophy and literature; the history of Sinology in Europe; reception of the canon with specific reference to the Analects
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4218
  • Email: bf3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 398
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm

Wanli Gao
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Staff Silhouette
Chinese language teaching
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4234
  • Email: wg@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 382
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 12-1pm(V322)/Wednesday 2-3pm(382)

Andrew R George
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Andrew George
Cuneiform and Ancient Mesopotamian studies
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4335
  • Email: ag5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 414
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 4-5pm/Friday 2-3pm
Andrew Gerstle
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Drew Gerstle
Japanese literature, drama and thought, primarily of the Tokugawa period, with particular interest in Bunraku and Kabuki theatre and the plays of Chikamatsu
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4207
  • Email: ag4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 390
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 11am-12noon/Email for an appointment

Rachel V Harrison
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Rachel Harrison
Modern Thai Cultural Studies, Cinema and Literature; gender studies with reference to Thailand; literary criticism and South East Asian Literatures in a comparative context; Western film set in South East Asia
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4247
  • Email: rh6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 455
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 15:00 - 17:00
  • On Sabbatical:On leave 2015-16

Nathan W. Hill
Nathan Hill

Tibetan language from Old Tibetan to Modern Standard Tibetan; Tibetan historical and biographical literature; historical, descriptive and corpus linguistics, in particular with reference to Tibetan or other Tibeto-Burman/Sino-Tibetan languages; Chinese minorities; Mongolian

Michael J Hutt
Michael Hutt
Nepali literature; the Nepali media; Nepali politics; Bhutanese refugees.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4286
  • Email: mh8@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B400
  • Office Hours: Email for an appointment

Yan JIANG 蔣嚴 蒋严
Yan Jiang

Semantics (mainly compositional semantics), pragmatics (relevance theory, formal pragmatics), Chinese linguistics (syntax, semantics and pragmatics of Mandarin, Wu and Yue dialects), dynamic syntax, Chinese rhetoric, linguistic theory of translation, literary stylistics

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4213
  • Email: yj9@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 393
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 11.00-13.00

Martin Orwin
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Martin Orwin
Somali language and literature; metrics and use of language in poetry; the relationship between language and music; Amharic.

Wen-chin Ouyang
Wen-chin Ouyang
Classical and modern Arabic literature and culture, with emphasis on narrative and storytelling, comparative narratology and critical theory, and gendered thinking and discourse.
Zhaoxia Pang
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Zhaoxia Pang
  • Tel: 020 7898 4257
  • Email: zp1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 480
  • Office Hours: Monday 16:00-17:00 / Thursday 11:00-12:00

Barbara Pizziconi
Barbara Pizziconi
Japanese applied linguistics; language teaching methodology; second language acquisition with emphasis on pragmatic aspects; linguistic politeness
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4225
  • Email: bp3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 362
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 3-5pm/Email for an appointment

Lik Suen
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Staff Silhouette
Modern Chinese languages; language pedagogy
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4264
  • Email: lx@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 361
  • Office Hours: Mon. 11.15-11.45am & 1.15-2pm/Wed. 11.05-12.05
Tian Yuan Tan 陳靝沅
Member
Tian Yuan Tan
Pre-modern Chinese literature, with emphasis on drama, fiction, and poetry in the later dynasties; Chinese literary history and historiography; court theatre and performance; cross-cultural interactions between China and other countries
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4570
  • Email: tt26@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 396
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 4-5pm(Term Time), or by email appointment

Hanne-Ruth Thompson
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Hanne-Ruth Thompson

Structural and descriptive linguistics, syntax, semantics, Bengali grammar and lexicography, philosophy of language


Amina Yaqin
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Amina Yaqin
Urdu language and literature; post-colonial literature and theory; gender studies; South Asian literatures in English; feminism in a Third World context; gender and politics in Pakistan
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4305
  • Email: ay@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 470
  • Office Hours: Thursday 11am-12pm; Friday 2.30-3.30pm

Research Associates

Xiangqun Chang
Research Associate
Xiangqun Chang

Xiangqun works at the centre for developing 'Chinese for Social Sciences', a branch of 'Chinese for Specific Purposes' (CSP), and Chinese and English dual language publications.


Associate Members