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The Network Team


Academic Leads

Project Team

Doctoral Fellows


Academic Leads

Dr Jo Angouri

Reader, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick

Research Interests: Dr Angouri is the Warwick Academic Co-Lead for the Network, together with Dr Burns. Dr Angouri's research sits at the interface of sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. She is interested in the analysis of interaction and the relationship between language, culture and identity. Much of Dr Angouri's work has focused on professional discourse and she has carried out research in a range of corporate, academic and health care settings.

Dr Jennifer Burns

Associate Professor and Head of Italian Studies, University of Warwick

Research Interests: Dr Burns is the Warwick Academic Co-Lead for the Network, together with Dr Angouri. Dr Burns' research interests lie primarily in migration literature in Italian, post-war narrative fiction, political and ethical issues in literature, and cinema related to aspects of Italian culture. She has published widely on a range of issues relating to migration and identity.

Professor Rita Wilson

Head of the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University
Monash-Warwick Associate Professor, Department of Italian, University of Warwick

Research Interests: Prof. Wilson is the Monash Academic Co-Lead for the Network. Her research interests are both interdisciplinary and intercultural, combining an interest in literary and translation theories with studies of contemporary Italian literature and culture. Her most recent publications focus on the relationship between translation, migration and the construction of cultural identities.


Project Team

Dr Gavin Schwarz-Leeper

Project Officer: The Migration, Identity, and Translation Network
Teaching Fellow and Director of Student Experience (BA Liberal Arts)

Dr Schwartz-Leeper was Project Officer for MITN between 2014-2016. He remains involved in aspects of MITN's work, but inquiries should be directed to the Academic Leads or Doctoral Fellows.

Kerryn Morey

International Development Coordinator and MITN Project Administrator, Monash University


Doctoral Fellows

Lola Sundin

MITN Doctoral Fellow, Monash University

Christina Efthymiadou

MITN Doctoral Fellow, University of Warwick

Research Interests: Christina is a Doctoral Student/Researcher (Year 3) at the Centre for Applied Linguistics of the University of Warwick. Her current research project has an ethnographic character and investigates issues of trust in Greek-Turkish business partnerships. She works mainly with interactional data and her main research interests include the construction and negotiation of identity, professional discourse, trust in professional settings and culture.

Kyoungmi Kim

MITN Doctoral Fellow, University of Warwick


Jessica Trevitt

MITN Doctoral Fellow, Monash University (May 2015-August 2016)

Research Interests: Jessica’s research interests are broadly concerned with readings of literature and translated literature from the point of view of translation studies, drawing on discourses of multilingualism, transnationalism, migration and world literature. Her doctoral project offers a method of critically reading and exploring the textuality of translated literature.


Gioia Panzarella

MITN Doctoral Fellow, University of Warwick (May 2015-August 2016)

Research Interests: Gioia's research interests revolve around migration literature and foreign language teaching. She is currently exploring the role that migration writings play within a wider discourse around migration and the ways in which they may have an impact on societal structures and practices, with a focus on the Italian case.