B.J. Epstein joined UEA in 2009 after finishing her Ph.D. in translation studies at Swansea University. She is a senior lecturer in literature and translation at UEA. She is a Senior Fellow in the HEA.

B.J. is also a writer, editor, and translator from the Scandinavian languages to English. She appears regularly in the media. Her most recent translations are of The Bird Within Me by Sara Lundberg and Mapping the Invisible by Ylva Hillström and Karin Eklund.

In her free time, B.J. volunteers as a breastfeeding counsellor on the National Breastfeeding Helpline and as a peer supporter for Pregnancy Sickness Support. She is also a trained doula. Most importantly, she loves spending time with her wife, children, and cats.

Academic Background

B.A. Literature and creative writing; Bryn Mawr College, USA (2001)
MFA Creative writing; Queens University, USA (2004)
Ph.D. Translation studies; Swansea University, UK (2009)
MA Higher education practice; UEA (2011)

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