Dr Sarah Maitland is Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she leads the MA in Translation. She is an elected member of the Executive Council of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies and Managing Editor of the Journal of Specialised Translation. Sarah is co-investigator on the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project ‘Translation and Interpretation Work in Multilingual Business Communities: Roles, Perspectives, Agency’, and is author of What is Cultural Translation? published by Bloomsbury Academic. She is also author of various articles on cultural translation, translation philosophy, theatre translation, and hermeneutics.
Sarah is a Memsource Certified Trainer and leads project TransCast: Making Translating and Interpreting Research Public, which hosts free podcasts of cutting-edge translation research for students, scholars and practitioners of translation worldwide.
As a professional theatre translator, Sarah has translated for the CASA Latin American Theatre Festival, Words without Borders magazine, the Martin E. Segal Theatre New York, the Theatre Royal Bath, the Unicorn and New Diorama theatres in London and the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Her most recent work includes translating for surtitles at the 2017 CASA Latin American Theatre Festival and guest editing the December 2016 edition of Words without Borders entitled, ‘The World on Stage: Micro-Plays in Translation’. She is currently translating and developing surtitles for Los amos del mundo, by Almudena Ramírez-Pantanella, awarded the 2015 Calderón de la Barca prize by the Ministry of Culture through the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) in recognition of merit and to encourage the work of young dramatists.
Sarah is also an active member of Out of the Wings, hosted by King’s College London, a collective of theatre-makers, researchers, translators and academics united by a shared love of theatre and the possibilities of cross-border collaboration and exchange that are released when works for the stage are translated for new audiences.