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University of Stirling


Professor Raquel de Pedro Ricoy

Professor Translation & Interpreting

Literature and Languages University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

Professor Raquel de Pedro Ricoy

About me

I hold the Chair of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Stirling. Most of my academic career has centred on the training of translators and interpreters and I have also worked as a freelance translator, interpreter and lexicographer.

My research interests lie in the social and cultural dimensions of translation and interpreting, especially in relation to interpreting in public-service settings that involves minoritised communities and to the translation of multimodal texts. I have published and delivered keynote lectures and presentations on these subjects in Europe, America and Asia.

I was Co-I in an AHRC-financed project (2014-1016) that researched the role of State-trained indigenous translators and interpreters in the legislated mediation of indigenous rights in present day Peru. I am currently the PI in a follow-on project, financed by AHRC/GCRF, that revolves around the role of untrained, female indigenous interpreters in guaranteeing access to public services, such as justice, education and health, for Peruvian indigenous women in the Andean region.

I welcome notes of interest from candidates interested in pursuing doctoral study in all areas of translation and interpreting. I am especially interested in supervising projects that adopt sociological approaches to these disciplines and seek to research the role of linguistic and cultural mediation in the upholding of human rights, the construction, maintenance and repair of trust, and global communication.

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