Emma is a 0.75 + 3 ESRC funded PhD student in Sociology and Social Research at Newcastle University. A translator herself, her mixed methods research will use a novel social ontology to explore the professional identity construction of translators. This occupational cohort is seeking professional status, while facing the challenges of an unregulated market and the advent of new technologies. She is primarily interested in how translators construct their identities in different settings, and how the organisation of translation work impacts their construction. Her research interests include: the sociology of professions, work and gender, precarity, self-employment, and new materialism.
Emma has an academic and professional background in languages and translation. She undertook a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sociology and Social Research at Newcastle prior to starting the PhD as part of her ESRC studentship.