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James Hadley Ussher Assistant Professor in Literary Translation

James Hadley is Trinity’s Ussher Assistant Professor in Literary Translation. He is also the Director of the MPhil in Literary Translation and the Primary Investigator on the Irish Research Council-funded QuantiQual Project.

James’ research centres on translation studies, in which he champions empirical and digital humanities methodologies, using computer technologies to answer questions that were previously unaskable. Currently, his research interests are focused on the largely unresearched topic of indirect translations (translations of translations).

James is based at the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, where he regularly organises events and activities aiming to broaden understanding about translation among the public.

James is actively recruiting doctoral and post-doctoral researchers interested in using digital humanities in translation studies research, and especially in the field of indirect translation. Candidates with relevant projects are strongly encouraged to contact him at


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