Mona Baker

  • Professor

  • Research: Translation Studies, Corpus-based TS, Translation and Narrative in Conflict

  • Profile

Mona Baker is Professor Emerita of Translation Studies at the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK; Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project Genealogies of Knowledge: The Evolution and Contestation of Concepts across Time and Space; and Director of the Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (Jiao Tong University, Shanghai). She is author of In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation (1992; third edition 2018) and Translation and Conflict: A Narrative Account (2006; Classics edition 2018); co-editor of the Routledge series Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media; editor of Translating Dissent (2016; winner of the Inttranews Linguists of the Year award for 2015), Critical Concepts: Translation Studies (4 volumes, 2009); and Critical Readings in Translation Studies (2010). The third edition of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies (co-edited with Gabriela Saldanha) came out in October 2019. Her articles have appeared in a wide range of international journals, including Social Movement Studies, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Social Semiotics, The Translator and Target. She is founding Editor of The Translator (St. Jerome Publishing, 1995-2013), former Editorial Director of St. Jerome Publishing (1995-2013), and founding Vice-President of IATIS, the International Association for Translation & Intercultural Studies (2004-2015).