David Orrego-Carmona

David Orrego-Carmona is Assistant Professor in Translation at the University of Warwick. After completing a BA in English-French-Spanish Translation at the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), he gained an MA (2011) and a PhD (2015) in Translation and Intercultural Studies from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona (Spain). Prior to joining Warwick in 2022, David was Lecturer in Translation Studies (2017-2022) and Director of Postgraduate Studies in Translation Studies (2020-2022) at Aston University. He was also a post-doctoral research fellow (2016) at the University of the Free State (South Africa) and a visiting lecturer at the University of Warsaw (April-July 2022).

David’s research deals primarily with translation, technologies, and users. It analyses how translation technologies empower professional and non-professional translators and how the democratisation of technology allows translation users to become non-professional translators. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, his work explores the societal affordances and implications of translation and technologies. Ranging from the reception of subtitled content to the implementation of machine translation, David’s research aims at providing more evidence to understand the role of translation and intercultural communication in globalised/transnational societies.

David is the treasurer of the European Association for Studies in Screen Translation, associate editor of the journal Translation Spaces and deputy editor of JoSTrans, the Journal of Specialised Translation.