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Xinyao Zhang

PhD Translation & Transcultural Studies

Email: xinyao dot zhang at warwick dot ac dot uk


ZHANG Xinyao is in her second year of PhD in Translation and Transcultural Studies at the University of Warwick, and she previously earned her MSc degree in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her research is funded by AHRC Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. Her research interests mainly lie in the fields of gender and translation, audiovisual translation and fan/amateur translation.


Her current PhD project studies Virginia Woolf in China via translation, supervised jointly by Dr Olga Castro and Dr Qian Liu. More specifically, she studies how Woolf’s feminist ideas have been adopted by translators to strengthen local feminist agendas.

Research Interests

Feminist translation, fan/amateur translation, audiovisual translation, translation and music

Research Activities

International Research School for Media Translation and Digital Culture, Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, 26 June – 8 July 2023

Warwick School of Feminist Translation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, University of Warwick, 11-12 May 2023

Invited speaker at the Feminisms Reading Group at University College London, University College London, 09 May 2023

Assistant at New Trends in Translation Studies: Perspectives from China, UK and US, University of Warwick, 26 Nov 2021


LN906 Research Skills in Modern Languages, Teaching Assistant (2022/23)

Scholarships and Awards

Midlands4Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship Award, University of Warwick, 2022-2025

China National Scholarship for Undergraduate Students, Oct 2015

Education Background

MSc in Translation Studies at The University of Edinburgh

BA in Translation for Science and Technology at Guangxi University of Science and Technology

Professional Associations

Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)

Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)