Anna Matamala

Anna Matamala, BA in Translation (UAB) and PhD in Applied Linguistics (UPF, Barcelona), is an Associate Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Leader of Transmedia Catalonia research group, Anna Matamala has participated (DTV4ALL, ADLAB, HBB4ALL, ACT, ADLAB PRO, IMAC) and led (AVT-LP, ALST, VIW, NEA, EASIT) funded projects on audiovisual translation and media accessibility. She is currently co-leading the national project RAD and is involved in the European projects Mediaverse and TRACTION. She is also active in the LEAD-ME Cost action and ALMA research network. She has taken an active role in the organisation of scientific events such as the Media for All conference or the Advanced Research Audio Description Seminar ARSAD, and has published extensively in international journals such as MetaThe TranslatorPerspectivesBabelTranslation Studies, among others. She is the author of a book on interjections and lexicography (IEC, 2005), co-author (with Eliana Franco and Pilar Orero) of a book on voice-over (Peter Lang, 2010), author of a book on audiovisual accessibility and translation (Eumo, 2019), and co-editor of various volumes on audiovisual translation and media accessibility. Joan Coromines Prize in 2005, APOSTA Award to Young Researchers in 2011, Dr. Margaret R. Pfanstiehl Memorial Achievement Award in Audio Description Research and Development 2021. Her research interests are audiovisual translation and accessibility. She is also involved in standardisation work.

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