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Intercultural communication; online collaborative translation practices; translation technology; language and migration; contemporary Italian culture (especially youth sub-cultures in relation to urban spaces, language, music, literature)


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Margherita is a Research Fellow with a joint appointment between Action Lab (Faculty of IT) and Monash Intercultural Lab (Faculty of Arts). She has been instrumental in deepening the strategic collaborations between these two disciplinary groups. She is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in Translation & Interpreting Studies, Intercultural Studies, and Italian Studies working on ‘impact-configured’ research, at the intersection between the digital engagement of multicultural communities, intercultural competence and translators' training.

Current research projects

  • Action Translate: evaluating the pedagogical benefits of a service-learning translation initiative

  • IMPARO (Interpreter Mentoring and Professional Advancement Regional Opportunities)

  • Digital Grant Clinics: Supporting nonprofits in Victoria in capacity building and granting literacy

  • Exploring university-nonprofit partnerships: a case study of an online community of practice


  • APG5876 - Online collaborative translation practices

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Literary and Cultural Studies, PhD, School of Languages, Literature, Cultures and Linguistics

Award Date: 17 Jun 2021


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