Dr Eliana Maestri
Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies
Dr Maestri graduated in Modern Languages and Literature (English and French) from the University of Parma, Italy (2000) and obtained her PhD in Translation Studies and Gender Studies from the University of Bath (2011). She was a EUOSSIC Erasmus Mundus Post-Doctoral Fellow in European Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia (2011-2012). She was also the recipient of the 2014 MEEUC Research Fellowship at the University of Monash, Melbourne, working on Italian Australian second and third generations as 'self-translators'.
Dr Maestri started her teaching career at the University of Bath in 2001 and was appointed Lector of Italian at the University of Oxford in 2008. She has also tutored at Bristol University’s Language Centre, and taught undergraduate units and specialist Master’s modules in Translation Studies at UWE and the University of Portsmouth. She has delivered guest lectures in Translation and Gender at the Universities of Sydney, Monash (Melbourne), Auckland and Wellington (NZ). She has attended specialist training courses in language teaching methodologies and obtained funding to attend summer schools in Translation Studies and Intercultural & Gender Studies at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, University College London, the University of Utrecht, the University of Florence, and Monash University, Melbourne (Australia). She has delivered workshops on teaching methodologies internationally: Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Florence, Johannesburg, Madrid, Oxford, Dublin, Warsaw, and Rome.
Dr Maestri was the recipient of a grant from the British Federation of Women Graduates (in 2006) and has co-organised events, among which the post-graduate symposium Negotiating Modernity (University of Bath, 2010), with the Roberts funding from the Research Council U.K. In 2008 she was the recipient of a ‘Student Employee of the Year Award’ at Bath and in 2011 she achieved joint second place in the R.H. Gapper Postgraduate Essay Prize competition (Society for French Studies). She is currently an Associate Member of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (University of London).
Dr Maestri has published in the field of Translation and Gender Studies and is in the process of publishing her monograph Translating the female self across cultures with John Benjamins publishing house.