Section "Translation Studies"

The Doctoral School Section of Translation Studies is open to research on translation across the discipline’s wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches. Translation is construed in a broad sense including interlingual transfer as well as various forms of intralingual and intermodal translation processes past and present. Doctoral research projects may be informed by the linguistic, literary and cognitive sciences as well as sociological, information-technological and a range of other perspectives and draw on the respective arsenal of research methods. The main areas of study include translation in societal, institutional and media contexts as well as technologies and sociocognitive processes in translatorial action.

A team of eleven scholars covering a broad range of specializations and research approaches are available for supervising and co-supervising doctoral research projects and facilitating various forms of interdisciplinary cooperation within the broad framework of translation studies. Moreover, the Doctoral School Section is designed to develop and strengthen research skills by such measures as thematic seminars, visiting lectures and similar types of academic events.

Head of Section

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Pöchhacker, Head

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hanna Risku, Deputy Head


Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Budin

Univ.-Prof. Dragos Ioan Ciobanu, PhD

Mag. Dr. Sabine Elisabeth Dengscherz, Privatdoz.

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Dagmar Gromann, BSc

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mira Kadric-Scheiber

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Klaus Kaindl

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Waltraud Kolb

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Pöchhacker

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sonja Pöllabauer

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hanna Risku

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Cornelia Zwischenberger