Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Translation, Interpretation and Representation
Public outreach & key achievements
- Elected Member of the Academia Europaea (the pan-European academy for excellence in the sciences, arts and humanities)
- Invited member of the international research group on ‘Symbolic Violence in Translation: the representation of fragmented identity in a global world’, run by the University of Salamanca (Spain), and co-researcher on the AHRC- funded ‘Out of the Wings’ project, led by King’s College, London
- Over the last ten years he has delivered sixty invited keynote/plenary lectures at international conferences in more than thirty countries. I have also received research awards from the governments of China (Foreign Experts Scheme), India (GIAN), Mexico (CONACYT), and Spain (Society of Authors) to undertake visiting professorships at a number of universities in those countries.
- He believes strongly that academic research can have a powerful impact beyond the world of the academy, and he works closely with a number of non-academic organisations, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company
(https://www.rsc.org.uk/news/translating-shakespeare-into-chinese) and Caixa Escena in Barcelona, on a range of translation-related projects.
- Recent book Translating the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age: A Story of Chance and Transformation (published by the UK’s leading theatre publisher, Oberon Books, London)
- For reviews see: http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/writing-forward-in-troubled-times-david-johnston-on-the-art-of-translation/
- Recent guest-edited journals: Comedia Performance (2015), Bulletin of the Comediantes (2015) Atlantic Studies (2018), and The Translator (2018).
Professor Johnston has supervised - and currently supervises – a significant number of doctoral students, from Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.
Alumni: Where are they now
|PhD Title||From aid effectiveness to development cooperation: the inclusion of non-state actors in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation|
|Current Position||Governance Director, Amnesty International (previously at UNICEF and WHO)|
- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Arts, English and Languages
- Centre for Translation and Interpreting