I am a tenured researcher in Translation Studies at the Department of Interpreting and Translation of the University of Bologna, Italy. I am also Honorary Research Fellow in Translation and Italian Studies at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures of the University of Manchester, UK; and I am currently acting as Expert in Translation Studies for the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine.
My main research interests lie in the history of translation and Fascism, with a special focus on the Italian Fascist regime; and in Audiovisual Translation, especially Subtitling. I am the author of the monograph "Publishing Translations in Fascist Italy" (Peter Lang, 2010), and co-editor with Kate Sturge of the volume "Translation Under Fascism" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). I also edited the recent Special Issue of "The Translator" (Vol. 20 No.1, 2014) on Theories and Methodologies of Translation History, and have co-edited two Special Issues on multimedia dialect translation for the journal inTRAlinea: "The Translation of Dialects in Multimedia" (2009) and "The Translation of Dialects in Multimedia II" (2012). I am the editor of the forthcoming "Routledge Handbook of Translation History"; and the co-editor of the forthcoming "Routledge Handbook of Translation and Methodology", as well as the forthcoming volume "Translation Under Communism".
I am the coordinating editor of the online translation studies journal "inTRAlinea" (www.intralinea.org).
I am also Consultant Editor of the new journal of translation history "Chronotops", to be published by the University of Vienna; and I am on the Editorial Board of "Letteratura tradotta in Italia", a new book book series to be published by Quodlibet, Italy
I have coordinated two funded research projects on subtitling practices in Italy: Subtitle Project (www.subtitleproject.net), on subtitler training and quality standards in television subtitling; and its sister project, SDH Project (www.sdhproject.net), on defining standards for television subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.