Current research interests
Audiovisual Translation Studies
Non-professional, volunteer and amateur subtitling
Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH)
Audio description (AD)
Accessibility for Museums and Cultural spaces
My doctoral research project aims at investigating into the subtitler profile characteristics as well as subtitling competence from the market and social stakeholders' point of view (employers, professional subtitlers and teachers), in an attempt to lead to a discussion of teaching and training practices. Different methods were used to collect and analyse the data: qualitative content analysis, surveys, interviews and case studies. The final goal of the project is to come up with empirically-grounded suggestions that might be for the profession of subtitling as well as for the subtitling learning process.
If you wish to know more about my project, do not hesitate to contact me!
- 2011-2012: European-level project, called AudioIntros, lead by Dr. Pablo Romero Fresco (Roehampton University, UK) and Louise Fryer (National Theatre London and Visual Eyes). Lead for the Italian research unit: Dr. Elena Di Giovanni (University of Macerata). The project deals with the investigation into the reception of English audiodescriptions and audiointroductions - translated into Italian - by a group of Italian visually impaired people. In the context of the project, I was in charge of translating the audiointroduction; transcribing, spotting, timing and translating into Italian the audiodescription of the award-winning feature "Slumdog Millionaire"; jointly reporting and analysing the results. The research was presented at the 9th Languages & the Media international conference, which was held in Berlin in November 2012.
International research groups
- As of 2012, I have joined the PAN-ART Performing Arts Now — Audience Reception and Translation international research group, which aims at investigating into the reception of translation and accessibility services in the arts and the media by sensory disabled persons. The research group is coordinated by Sarah Weaver (Durham University, UK).