Prof Luis Perez-Gonzalez


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I am Professor of Translation Studies and Co-director of the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at the University of Manchester, co-investigator on the AHRC-funded project Genealogies of Knowledge: The Evolution and Contestation of Concepts across Time and Space (2016-2020), and co-editor of the Routledge series Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media.

I am the author of Audiovisual Translation: Theories, Methods and Issues (Routledge 2014), editor of The Routledge Handbook of Audiovisual Translation (2018), and co-editor on The Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media (2020).

I post on audiovisual translation and citizen media on my personal website.


Employment History

  • Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies, University of Manchester, UK
  • Lecturer in Translation Studies, University of Manchester, UK
  • Lecturer in Applied Translation Studies, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain
  • Lector in Spanish, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Freelance translator (financial and audiovisual translation) for different firms and multilateral institutions (European Parliament, European Commission, World Trade Organization, Organization for the Harmonization of the Internal Market, Inter-American Investment Corporation)



  • PhD in Forensic Linguistics (Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado), Universitat de València, Spain
  • MPhil in English, University of Birmingham, UK
  • MA in Special Applications of Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Licenciatura en Filología Anglogermánica (Premio Extraordinario de Licenciatura, Tercer Premio Nacional de Terminación de Estudios Universitarios), Universitat de València, Spain


Visiting Positions

  • 2021, 2019 | Academic Director of the International Research School for Media Translation and Digital Culture, Shanghai International Studies University
  • 2018 | Visiting Professor, City University of Hong Kong
  • 2010 | Visiting Lecturer, Centre for Translation Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 2008-2009 | Adjunct Professor, College of Liberal Arts, Dongguk University, Seoul

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Member of the Peer Review College of the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (Academic and International Colleges)
  • Member of AVTD (Audiovisual Translation and Dissemination Committee established by State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and China Alliance of Radio, Film and Television)
  • Member of CCTSS (Chinese Culture Translation and Studies Support Network, China’s Ministry of Culture)
  • Member of Member of Steering Board of ARTIS - Advancing Research in Translation and Intercultural Studies
  • Former member of the Executive Council of the International Association of Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) (2005-2012)
  • Regular reviewer for the Irish Humanities and Social Sciences Research Council, South Africa National Research Foundation, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


  • Translation Studies, Audiovisual Translation, Media Studies, Corpus-Based Translation Studies, Sociology of Translation

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