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Learned Society of Wales elects Translation Professor to Fellowship

10 May 2017

Professor Loredana Polezzi, Fellow of the Learned Society for Wales.
Professor Loredana Polezzi, Fellow of the Learned Society for Wales.

Professor Loredana Polezzi has been elected Fellow of the prestigious Learned Society for Wales.

Professor Polezzi, whose work is concerned with translation studies, comparative literature, and the history of travel and migration, will join a group of 460 fellows from across the UK.

The Society is Wales’s first national academy of science and letters, and was established in 2010 to help promote awareness of how science, the arts, humanities and social sciences benefit society.

Election to Fellowship is a public recognition of academic excellence and is a rigorous and thorough process which sees nominations proposed and seconded by existing Fellows of the Society. Each candidate is then considered by a relevant scrutiny committee.  Once elected Fellows assist the Society in its work by serving on its various committees and working groups and by representing the Society both nationally and internationally.

Of her election to the Society Professor Polezzi said, “As an EU citizen living and working in Wales, I am deeply honoured to become a member of the Learned Society of Wales and look forward to engaging with its activities.”

Head of School, Professor Rachael Langford added, “This is a very well-deserved accolade for Professor Polezzi, whose research work is at the cutting edge of studies of translation and multilingualism and who is also taking a lead in important engagement projects with key national and international partners.”

To find out more about the Learned Society of Wales appointments this year please visit the Cardiff University news pages.