Edited by David B. Sawyer, Frank Austermühl and Vanessa Enríquez Raído
[American Translators Association Scholarly Monograph Series XIX] 2019
► pp. 99–116
Doctoral training in Translation Studies
Challenges and opportunities
The international community of translation scholars recognizes that doctoral programs are one of the main means by which it reproduces itself, affirming and developing its academic identity. The growth of translation studies during the last three decades has therefore been accompanied by a growth in doctoral programs worldwide. Nevertheless, these programs suffer from both internal and external weaknesses. This chapter will present the state of the art in doctoral training, identify new competences which have emerged as a result of new work environments, and reflect on new challenges and opportunities for training programs. Among the opportunities are closer international collaboration in the form of doctoral training networks as well as joint training with the industry.