Dr Maria Cristina Seccia

Lecturer in Translation Studies/ Director of the MA Programme in Translation Studies

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of Languages and Philosophy


Maria Cristina Seccia's research interests revolve around the representation of the maternal figure in Italian postcolonial women's writing from black feminist and postcolonial translation studies perspectives. She examines the maternal figure as a trope for translation - meant both as cultural translation at a theoretical level, and as interlingual translation through the analysis of existing English translations. Maria Cristina has also researched the representation of migrant experience in the Italian translations of Anglophone Italian-Canadian literary works. She has held academic positions at the Universities of Glasgow and Bangor, and a research fellowship at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) in London.