Professor, Translation and Intercultural Studies
University of Melbourne
Anthony Pym is Professor of Translation and Intercultural Studies at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, and Extra-ordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His area of expertise is the use of translation and interpreting in multilingual environments.
He has been principle researcher for 16 research projects, including two for the EU Directorate General for Translation (2011-12, 2012-13). He is lead researcher for “Mediation” in the large-scale Collaborative European Project Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe (2014-18).
He works on sociological approaches to crosscultural communication, with an emphasis on translation. His recent work is on the long-term impact that technologies have on communication between cultures, and the way they lead to reconfigurations of the cultures themselves.
Anthony Pym holds a PhD in Sociology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He has been a research fellow at Harvard University and at the University of Göttingen and is regularly Visiting Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in the United States. He is the author of ten monographs and more than 170 articles on various aspects of translation and multilingualism. He speaks English, French, Spanish, German and Catalan. He is President of the European Society for Translation Studies.