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Funding continues for UW Translation Studies Hub

Rich Watts stands in front of a row of bookshelves. He wears a black puffy vest and black sweater.

September 18, 2020

Director of Canadian Studies Rich Watts and colleagues Michael Biggins, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Heekyoung ChoAsian Languages and Literatures, were awarded a 2020-21 grant to continue developing programs and activities on new research in translation studies, including program building at the graduate level and the creation of alternative professional pathways for graduate students. The UW Translation Studies Hub, in its second year of support from the Simpson Center for the Humanities, aims to coalescence translation-related energies across campus and in the community, providing a space for everyone from literary translators to researchers in natural language processing and machine translation. Rich Watts brings his interest in Canadian de jure bilingualism and de facto multilingualism to bear on the Translation Studies Hub’s programming. Along with colleagues in Germanics and Scandinavian Studies, he is also the recipient of funding to bring lecturers to UW (virtually, for now) around the theme of Transcultural Approaches to Europe.