SOAS University of London

Centre for Translation Studies

Centre for Translation Studies Members

Centre Steering Committee

Chege Githiora
Acting Chair, Centre for Translation Studies (Term 1)
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.
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4395
  • Email: cg17@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 412
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 11:15 - 13:15
Nana Sato-Rossberg
Chair, Centre for Translation Studies (TERMS 2-3)
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
  • On Sabbatical: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: 426
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 1-2pm, Friday 1.30-2.30pm
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 / 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: 367
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 1-2pm
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Friday 2-3pm (Term 1)

Nima Mina
Steering Committee Member
Mina Nima - NME IMG 240, 186, 56
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 1-3pm
Martin Orwin
Steering Committee Member
Martin Orwin
Somali language and literature; metrics and use of language in poetry; the relationship between language and music; Amharic.
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4376
  • Email: mo1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 405
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays: 12:00-14:00; Thursdays: 12:00-13:00

Members

Helen Blatherwick
Member
Staff Silhouette

Classical Arabic literature, Popular literature, Comparative literature

  • Tel: 020 7898 4385
  • Email: hb20@soas.ac.uk
  • Academic Support Hours: TERM 1: Wednesday 3-4pm
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 2-3pm

Alan Cummings
Member
Alan Cummings
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4200
  • Email: ac50@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 391
  • Academic Support Hours: Term 1: Tuesday 1-3pm | Term 2: Tuesday 1-3pm
Yorgos Dedes
Yorges Dedes
Early Anatolian Turkish; Ottoman language and literature; Ottoman history; Turkish-Greek relations; modern Turkish culture
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4344
  • Email: gd5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 424
  • Academic Support Hours: Fridays 3-5pm

Stephen Dodd
Steve Dodd
Modern Japanese literature, with particular interest in gender/sexuality, Modernism and translation studies
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4216
  • Email: sd5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 381
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 3-4pm (Term 2 only)
  • On Sabbatical:2018-2019 (Term 1)
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Back in September 2018

Nada Elzeer
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Staff Silhouette
Arabic language and translation
  • Tel: 020 7898 4340
  • Email: ne5@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 432
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays : 12:00 to 13:00 hours

Rossella Ferrari
Rossella Ferrari
Chinese-language theatres; Sinophone performance cultures, trans-Asian performance networks, Chinese-language cinemas, transnational Asian cultures, intercultural theatre, theories and practices of the avant-garde.
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4047
  • Email: rf24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 399a
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11am-12noon (book online, see biography)
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
  • Academic Support 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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 12-1 pm / Thursday 11 - 12 pm

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
  • Academic Support Hours: On research leave 2018-2021
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 1-2pm / Email for an appointment

Rachel V Harrison
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Rachel Harrison 2018
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 3-4pm, Wednesday 3-4pm

Dana Healy
Dana Healy
Modern Vietnamese cultural studies (literature, film, gender); Vietnamese social and cultural history (the Vietnam War; art and politics); the sociology of contemporary Vietnamese literature; the Vietnamese diaspora
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4252
  • Email: dh4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 465
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 12-1, Wednesday 11-12
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

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4512
  • Email: nh36@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 396
  • Academic Support Hours: Not teaching in 2018/19

Michael J Hutt
Michael Hutt
Nepali literature; the Nepali media; Nepali politics; Bhutanese refugees.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4286
  • Email: mh8@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 359
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5pm
Yan JIANG 蔣嚴 蒋严
Yan Jiang

Semantics, pragmatics, Chinese linguistics

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


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.
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4348
  • Email: wo@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 435
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays: 3:00 - 4:00 pm; Wednesdays: 12:00-13:00
Zhaoxia Pang
Member, Centre for Translation Studies
Zhaoxia Pang
  • Tel: 020 7898 4257
  • Email: zp1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 480
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 16:00-17:00 / Thursday 11:00-12:00

Anne Pauwels
Professor Anne Pauwels

Applied linguistics and sociolinguistics

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4474
  • Email: ap62@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 372
  • Academic Support Hours: TERM 1: Tue 2-3, Thu 3-4. TERM 2: Tue 2-3, Thu 1-2
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesdays 3-4pm

Naresh Sharma
Member
Naresh Sharma
Urdu and Hindi language
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4296
  • Email: ns19@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 452
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday 3-4pm; Thursday 3-4pm
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 11.15am-12.15pm/Wednesdays 12-1pm

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
  • On Sabbatical:2018-2019 (all year)
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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 11-1

Research Associates

Xiangqun Chang
Professorial 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