Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Translation Practice

This course offers an entryway into global conversations around equity and inclusion in translation practice and theory. From managing teams of translators to choosing how to translate advertising and other corporate copy across global markets to literary translation, issues of race, gender, and sexuality are paramount to ethical and successful translation. As translators, how can we make sure we promote inclusive translations that respect local meanings and cultures? As managers, how can we make sure to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our team and fairly honor both best practices in translation and difference among team members themselves?  Moving from a theoretical overview of race and gender in translation to practical tips, professionals develop an understanding of various DEI issues in translation so that they can then apply that awareness to better practices. This course is part of the ongoing  Professional Translation Special Topics Series Upon successful completion of this course, you will automatically earn a digital badge.
This course is delivered in an online, self-paced (asynchronous) format. The instructor interacts with students and facilitates group discussions within NYU’s online learning platform. There are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion. 
Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7250. 

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of race, gender, and sexuality in translation
  • An understanding of what it means to practice diversity, equity, and inclusion as a translator and manager
  • Best practices for ethical translation
  • Best practices for managing DEI on translation teams and projects

Ideal for

  • Seasoned professional translators and interpreters
  • Graduates with advanced degrees in translation
  • Individuals seeking industry-focused professional development
  • Professional translators and interpreters looking to expand their practice into an area of specialization
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.