Karen Bennett is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, teaching and researching in the field of Translation Studies.  She has also taught at the University of Coimbra (Oct.07-Feb.15), Bissata-Barreto Institute of Higher Education (Feb.05-Sept.06) and Catholic University of Portugal, Viseu (Oct.94-Sept.05).

She has been living in Portugal since 1985, working for many years as a freelance translator, translator trainer and teacher of academic writing. Between 1992 and 2000, she managed her own language agency in Coimbra (Poliglota Serviços Linguísticos).



PhD in Translation Studies (Cultural Studies), University of Lisbon (2009). Dissertation entitled ‘English Academic Discourse: Its Hegemonic Status and Implications for Translation’.  

Master’s Degree in Translation Studies (English Studies),  University  of  Lisbon  (2003). Dissertation entitled ‘Shakespeare and Prokofiev’s ‘pas-de-deux’ in Romeo and Juliet: A Case-Study in Inter-Semiotic Translation’.

Diploma in Portuguese Language and Culture (Advanced Level), University of Coimbra , Portugal (1997);

Diploma in Translation (Portuguese/English), Institute of Linguists, London (1993);

Diploma in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Royal Society of Arts,  London  (1988);

B.A Honours in English and Related Literature, University of York (1984);