Dr Kasia Szymanska

Lecturer in Translation Studies

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Prior to joining the Centre for Translation & Intercultural Studies at Manchester, Kasia was an assistant professor in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies at Trinity College Dublin (2019-2022). She had also held a Junior Research Fellowship (postdoc) in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford (2016-2019), where she acted as co-convenor of the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation research centre (2016-2019). She holds a DPhil in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford and an MPhil in European Literature and Culture from the University of Cambridge.

Kasia's research lies in literary translation, multilingual writing and comparative literature — especially with reference to the East European context. Her work to date has appeared in, among others, PMLA, Contemporary Literature, Slavic and East European Journal, the volume Prismatic Translation and other books on the intersection between translation, literature, and politics. She was recently named the 2022 Martha Cheung Award winner for the best English article in Translation Studies by an early career scholar. She is currently preparing her first book project Translation Multiples: From Global Culture to Post-Communist Democracy for publication in Princeton UP's series Translation/Transnation.


BA/MA - University of Warsaw

MPhil - University of Cambridge

DPhil - University of Oxford


  • literary translation, translation multiples, comparative literature, multilingualism, exoticism