Interpreting Department

Associate Professor
Head of the Interpreting Department
Telephone: +41 (0)22 37 98753
Office: 6004 - UNI MAIL

Lucía Ruiz Rosendo is an associate professor at the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI), where she is the Director of the Interpreting Department. Her main line of research is interpreting in conflict zones and the history of interpreting, with a particular focus on armed conflicts. She is also interested in the work of interpreters in international organisations. She teaches Conference Interpreting at Master’s level and coordinates the FTI Doctoral School. She is member of two university-level bodies: the Conseil de discipline and the Assemblée de l’Université.

She studied Translation and Interpreting at the University of Granada, where she completed her doctoral work in 2006. She was Senior Lecturer at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, from 2004 to 2015, where she held the positions of Director of the Translation and Interpreting Area and of Academic Secretary of the Department of Philology and Translation. She was also a member of several commissions. In 2015, she obtained a position as assistant professor at the University of Geneva and, since 2021, has held the position of Associate Professor at the FTI. In her initial research she published several articles and a book on conference interpreting in the medical field. Subsequently, she became interested in the challenges and difficulties of interpreting in conflict zones and on the interpreter’s positionality in this context. Her research has been published in a range of volumes and journals in the fields of Translation Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies and Social Military History. She is also a peer-reviewer and a member of consultative committees of international journals in these fields. She has recently co-edited Interpreting Conflict. A Comparative Framework (Palgrave 2021), Interpreter Training in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations (Routledge 2022) and Towards an Atlas of the History of Interpreting. Voices from around the Word (John Benjamins, 2023). She is the coordinator of various courses for training interpreters who are deployed in humanitarian and human rights field missions, such as the course run jointly between the FTI and the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross). Lucía is also a conference interpreter working for the international organisations based in Switzerland and an active member of AIIC.

Publications in the Open Archives

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