DCU Doctoral Scholar, Catalina Amengual Ripoll was awarded the 2022-2023 Gabrielle Carty Memorial Scholarship by SALIS.
Catalina Amengual Ripoll

DCU Doctoral Scholar awarded the 2022-2023 Gabrielle Carty Memorial Scholarship by SALIS


The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) is pleased to announce that the fifth Gabrielle Carty Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Catalina Amengual Ripoll for her outstanding doctoral research proposal, entitled “Effects of Language Ideologies on Learning a Minoritised Language: a Study Case of Potential New Speakers of Catalan in Mallorca”. A graduate of Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain), Catalina is conducting her research under the supervision of Dr Iker Erdocia (SALIS) and Dr Maria del Mar Vanrell Bosch (Universitat de les Illes Balears).

Born in Mullingar Co. Westmeath in 1959, Dr Carty lived in Dublin for most of her life. Despite having a serious hearing deficiency, she mastered several languages and was a valued colleague in SALIS from 1990 until her untimely death in 2017.

Dr Carty was an outstanding translator and devoted her teaching career to translation studies, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also made a valuable contribution to modules on Spanish culture and society.

Dr Carty’s research focused on film studies including the history and criticism of film in Spain and Italy; comedy theory, in particular comedy in film; star theory/ reception theory; representations of the Civil War in Spanish cinema and the films of Pedro Almodóvar.

The early onset of Dr Carty’s illness and her untimely death in November 2017 profoundly affected her colleagues and students, who share fond memories of her collegiality, her professionalism, and her dedication to the well-being of students and staff alike. Gabrielle continues to be sadly missed by all who were privileged to know her.