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Xi Wang is a Lecturer in Translation in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Portsmouth, UK. 

Xi had been working at Queen’s University Belfast as a Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher since 2018. She completed her PhD in Translation Studies at Queen’s which was funded by EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Xi holds two MA degrees in Translation and Interpreting at Jilin University and Queen’s University Belfast.

Xi was awarded Emerging Scholar Award at the 13th and 14th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum. Xi has published peer-reviewed journal articles in prestigious journals in the field: Journal of Translation Spaces, Journal of Universal Access in the Information Society, Journal of Audiovisual Translation, and Journal of New Voices in Translation Studies. She is a member of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS) and the European Association for Studies in Screen Translation.

Research Interests

Her research interests are in audiovisual translation and media accessibility. Xi has worked with the world-leading tourist attraction Titanic Belfast and the Royal National Institute of Blind People to investigate novel access options that employ new technologies to improve accessibility and visitor experience for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Teaching Responsibilities

Xi currently teaches MA modules in Translation Technologies and Critical Approaches to Specialised Translation (CAST), a BA module in Intercultural Perspectives on Communication, and a module in MA dissertation in Business Communication. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Translation, Queen's University Belfast

Jan 2018Jul 2022

Award Date: 4 Jul 2022

MA, Queen's University Belfast

Sep 2016Dec 2017

Award Date: 1 Dec 2017

External positions

Marie-Curie Early Stage Researcher, Queen's University Belfast



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