Prof Maeve Olohan

Professor of Translation Studies

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I am Professor of Translation Studies and Director of the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS), a leading research centre bringing together a very active group of scholars in translation and interpreting studies.

Having studied German and French translation with interpreting at undergraduate level, I completed my postgraduate education in translation studies in Ireland, Germany and the UK. 

I deliver MA courses in scientific and technical translation, translation technologies, translation project management and research methods and I supervise PhD projects in a range of areas of translation and interpreting studies (see below).

My research has always been highly interdisciplinary. I am currently using approaches and methods from science and technology studies, practice theory and the history of science in my studies of translation (see Research interests section for more details).

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 2010-17
  • Member of Steering Board of ARTIS - Advancing Research in Translation and Intercultural Studies 2014-20
  • Board member, European Masters in Translation, European Commission 2014-19
  • Member of Advisory Board, Genealogies of Knowledge research project 2016-20
  • Member of International Association of Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) 2005-present


  • translation studies

Education / academic qualifications

  • Master of Arts, Applied Languages, Dublin City University
  • Bachelor of Arts, French and German Translation with Interpreting, Dublin City University
  • Doctor of Philosophy UMIST

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