Translation and Mobility
This cluster explores the intersection between mobility and translation. In 2018, UNHCR reported that 70.8 million people around the world were currently counted as displaced due to wars, unrest, and persecution. This large-scale movement of people underscores the critical role of translation for both the displaced people and their places of destination. In this context, this cluster welcomes research in translation as a practice that is being shaped by the mobility of people. Examples of research topics may include translation and conflict, translation and migration, the translator in the service of power, re-creating the identities of cities and individuals through translation, the impact of mobility on current translation practices, and how translation technologies are changing the quality and quantity of translation to meet the needs of these moving populations.