Gabriela Saldanha

Colleges, School and Institutes


I joined the University of Birmingham in 2007. Before that I worked as a Lecturer in Translation and Language Engineering at Imperial College London; I lectured part time at Dublin City University, Ireland, and I worked as a research assistant on the Translational English Corpus project at UMIST (now University of Manchester). I also worked for several years as a free-lance translator.

Research interests

My research interests are: translation stylistics and the artistic nature of translation, the reception of translations and their impact on literary landscapes, and the relationship between gender identity and translation. I have a strong interest in research methodology and I am currently exploring the impact of artistic research on translation studies.

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

I supervise MPhil and PhD students on a range of subjects and would welcome the opportunity to work with PhD students in the following areas:

Translational stylistics
The circulation, marketing and reception of translated fiction
Transcultural reading practices
The translation of South American literature into English
Gender identity and translation
Art practice and translation
The application of new methods to translation studies research