Engaging Translation: Questions of Language and Power in Arizona and Beyond

November 12-13, 2021

Carson Ballroom and Durham Hall, ASU Tempe Campus

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​​"Engaging Translation: Questions of Language and Power in Arizona and Beyond” is a two-day conference (November 12-13, 2021) that will provide an opportunity for translation professionals and scholars to engage in dialogue about the theory and practice of translation and interpretation broadly conceived.

We will explore how questions of power and status emerge in translation and interpretation, as experienced in everyday life situations (in educational, legal and medical contexts, among others) and the analysis of texts. Participants will be academics and professionals, such as translators, interpreters, trainers and managers from ASU, the Phoenix area, Arizona and national and international institutions. Together we will examine issues related to education, cultural resource management, public health, health care, social work, city and state government, law and planning.


The closing roundtable panel—on Saturday, November 13, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. MST— will bring together stakeholders representing the state government, legal system, immigrants, education and indigenous populations, as well as a representative of the media to discuss the impact of Arizona’s increasing multilingualism on various areas of our society and questions related to translation. The panel will be the concluding event of the conference.


This conference is open to the public and free of charge.

Carson Ballroom

Durham Hall

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Event supported by:

These organizations are providing continuing education credits (CEUs) for attendance:

Please contact Nina Berman at nina.berman@asu.edu if you would like to receive Continuing Education Units for your participation in this conference. We will issue a certificate that verifies your attendance which you can then use to receive credit from CCHI, ATA and/or ATI

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If you have any questions, please contact Nina Berman, Robert Tuck or Jaime M. Fatas

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