Certified Translator (Canada)
I am an assistant professor and academic coordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Legal Translation at the Translation Studies Unit of McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies in Montréal. Prior to joining McGill, I worked as a lecturer at McGill and the University of Montréal. I also worked for the Legal Translation in International Institutional Settings: Scope, Strategies and Quality Markers Project at the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (Switzerland).
In 2019, I defended my PhD in legal translation at the University of Geneva on the topics of drafting the language of international criminal law, translating and transposing it into national legal languages and legal systems, and the effect of linguistic and legal shifts on the interpretation of international criminal law by national courts. I also hold undergraduate and graduate degrees in Translation from the University of Montréal. My current research focuses on jurilinguistics, mainly in the Canadian context and in cross-national settings (i.e., international laws transposed into national legal languages and legal systems). I have also been a certified translator in Canada since 2009.
Areas of Interest
- Legal and institutional translation
- Legal language in international, multilateral, trans- and cross-national settings
"The Transposition of International Criminal Law Concepts Into National Jurisdictions: The Case of Genocide," in Prieto Ramos, F. (ed.) Comparative Legilinguistics, Vol. 41/2020.
"Traduire le droit international: Du concept international de génocide et de ses définitions nationales," in Agost, R. and D. Le Roux (ed.), Terminologie et Traduction, conference proceedings Congrès mondial de traductologie 2017, collection Translatio, éditions Classiques Garnier (to be published 2020).
"Translating the International Criminal Law Language in Africa: Finding One’s Own Voice in a Setting Defined by Multiculturalism," in Soh, C. (ed.), Translation, Interpretation and Multiculturalism in African Context. ISTIC – Yaoundé-Cameroun (to be published 2020).