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Susana Santos Ângelo Salgado Valdez

University Lecturer

S. Santos Ângelo Salgado Valdez Ph.D.
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Susana Valdez is an Assistant Professor of Translation Studies at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.

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Fields of interest

  • Translation studies
  • Descriptive translation studies
  • Translation norms
  • Cognitive studies
  • Reception studies
  • Medical translation
  • Biomedical translation
  • Audiovisual translation
  • Health professionals


Susana Valdez's doctoral thesis (Summa Cum Laude, 2019), conducted in co-tutelle between Lisbon and Ghent universities, was on translation norms and expectations on biomedical translation employing a mixed methodology based on quantitative and qualitative product- and process-oriented approaches.
Her interest on interdisciplinary, empirical, experimental and descriptive studies that address translators’ decision-making processes, and how these are influenced by the expectations of the (linguistic) community has developed into a broader research profile, including today reception-oriented studies on different text types and with various agents.

Participation in Research Projects

2017-current. Portuguese Coordinator of MUST (based at Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Université Catholique de Louvain).
2013-current. Participating Instructor of the Trans-Atlantic & Pacific Project. Coord: Bruce Maylath (U North Dakota), Sonia Vandepitte (U Gent).
2007-2019. Researcher of the Project Intercultural Literature in Portugal, 1930-2000: A Critical Bibliography. Coord: Alexandra Assis Rosa (CEAUL), Teresa Seruya and Maria Lin Moniz (CECC-UCP).
2011-2016. Researcher of the Project PEnPal in Translation. Coord: Margarida Vale de Gato (CEAUL). Financed by the Luso-American Foundation in 2013.

Teaching activities

I am currently teaching Translation Studies (MA), Translator's Tools (MA), Subtitling (MA), and Introduction to Translation Studies (minor).

Previous academic positions

2011-2019. Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Modern Languages, Cultures and Literatures, NOVA University.
2017-2019. Lecturer at the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon.

Academic degrees

2019. PhD (Summa Cum Laude) in Translation Studies, Specialization in Scientific and Technical Text (University of Lisbon) and Linguistics and Literature (University of Ghent).
2009. MA in Applied Linguistics, Specialization in Translation Studies, University of Lisbon.
2004. BA in Modern Languages and Literature – Portuguese and English Studies, University of Lisbon.

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Engels

Work address

Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number B0.22



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