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Academic biography

Patrick (Pat) Cadwell is an assistant professor of Translation Studies at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies. He is a member of the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies (https://ctts.ie/). Pat’s current research interests centre on communities of practice and the impact of translation and interpreting on experiences of crisis and disaster. He is a member of INTERACT: the International Network on Crisis Translation (https://sites.google.com/view/crisistranslation/home) and of the now completed COST Action IS1201 on Disaster Bioethics (http://disasterbioethics.eu/). His current PhD supervision covers research into translation carried out by communities of practice and largely non-professional translators in Japan, Vietnam, and China. These PhD projects are being carried out within an ethnographic framework and combine various digital and in-depth qualitative approaches.Pat would welcome applications from prospective PhD students interested in: Communities of practice involved in translation; Translation and translators in crisis contexts (e.g., earthquakes, health emergencies, mass migrations, etc.); Ad-hoc, citizen, and non-professional interpreting and translation. He is particularly interested in working with students who wish to adopt sociological/ethnographic approaches in their projects.