Biography

Sophie completed her MA and PhD, both funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at King’s College London. She also holds a BA in French and Hispanic Studies from King’s and during her degree studied abroad at the Université Cergy-Pontoise in France and participated in the British Council English Language Assistantship scheme in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Career

Sophie joined the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing in 2020 as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. In her research project, Latin American Women Dramatists as Artists, Activists and Agents of Change, she investigates and translates contemporary theatre and performance to explore links between activism, performance and digital networking. She is a member of the Out of the Wings Theatre Collective and has presented English translations at the Out of the Wings Festival, New Spanish Playwriting Festival (Cervantes Theatre) and CASA Latin American Theatre Festival (Southwark Playhouse).

Before joining UEA, she worked at King’s College London as a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the Translation Acts Research Strand of Language Acts and Worldmaking, a flagship Open World Research Initiative project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. In 2016-2017 she held a Teaching Fellowship at the University of Warwick where she developed and delivered an innovative translation programme for Hispanic Studies students. Sophie has also spent two years working in Higher Education Administration specialising in Study Abroad. 

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