The Centre for Galician Studies has organized a research seminar on Translation and Gender for Wednesday 7th March 4pm (Strathcona LT3). Dr Olga Castro (Aston University) who is a specialist in Gender and Translation Studies will be giving a paper entitled "Translation and Minorities: Gender and National Identities at Stake".
Dr Castro will focus on the political role of translation in the construction of gender and cultural/national identities in the Galician context. This will lead her to critically intertwine the three fields of inquiry crucial to her study – namely, Translation Studies, Feminist Theory and Galician Studies.
Drawing by courtesy of Séchu Sende
Dr Olga Castro is Lecturer in Translation Studies and Spanish at Aston University. She joined Aston after a year working as Teaching Fellow in Translation at the University of Exeter. She holds a Ph.D. in Translation (with the European Doctorate Mention) from the University of Vigo, Spain (2010), for which she has been also awarded the PhD Extraordinary Prize. She has published different articles and chapters in edited books and journals, and has co-authored with María Reimóndez the monograph Feminismos (Xerais, forthcoming 2012). She is secretary of the International Association for Galician Studies.