Carmen Quijada Diez


University of Oviedo

Carmen Quijada Diez is associate lecturer in the English, German and French Department at the University of Oviedo. She graduated and gained her PhD in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Salamanca. Specialist in medical translation in German-Spanish and with professional experience as a translator, reviewer and proof-reader, she worked as a junior lecturer at the Translation and Interpreting Department in Salamanca and works since 2013 at the University of Oviedo, where she teaches German language and Translation. Her research focuses on specialised translation, mainly in the medical field, science reception in nineteenth-century Spain and the use of translation as a didactic tool in second-language learning. Her recent publications include articles on literary translation, such as “German intercultural literature translated into Spanish (1950-2018)” (Trans, Revista de Traductología 2019) or book chapters on medical translation and the language of medicine, such as “Scientific and medical translation” in the Routledge Handbook of Spanish Translation Studies, “Medical Spanish” in Peter Lang’s Les langes de la médecine or works on the transmission of medical research through translation in history, such as her recent chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Translation and Health.

At the moment she is involved in two research projects related to medicine and medical humanities: “END: Illness in the Age of Extinction. Anglophone Narratives of Personal and Planetary Degradation (2000-2020)” (principal researcher Luz Mar González Arias, University of Oviedo) and “TELEME: Programming a Spanish lexicographical medical Thesaurus from 19th and 20th-century medical dictionaries” (principal researcher Bertha M. Gutiérrez Rodilla, University of Salamanca), both financed by the Spanish National Research programme.

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ORCID: 0000-0003-2654-376X

WoS: K-7046-2014