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Elena Sanz Ortega holds a BA in Translation and Interpreting (University of Málaga), an MSc in Translation Studies with Distinction and a PhD in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Granada. She worked as a translator and reviewer in a translation agency before going back to academia. She started working as a Teaching Fellow in Hispanics in 2012.


Dr Sanz Ortega has wide experience teaching Spanish language and literature for all undergraduate levels. She has also contributed to the MSc in Translation Studies by teaching in courses such as Translation and Technology in the Workplace and Portfolio of Written Translation Exercises in Spanish. Similarly, she has helped to organise a Translation Research Summer School (TRSS) for PhD students and the International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting (IPCITI).

Education/Academic qualification

Translation Studies, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Beyond Monolingualism: A Descriptive and Multimodal Methodology for the Dubbing of Polyglot Films, University of Edinburgh

… → 2015

Award Date: 10 Jun 2015

Translation Studies, Master of Science (with Distinction), Audiovisual Translation Modality and Non-verbal Information in Multilingual Films. A case Study: Spanglish, University of Edinburgh


Award Date: 21 Oct 2009

Translation and Interpreting, Bachelor of Arts, University of Malaga


Award Date: 30 Jun 2004


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