Dr Christina Delistathi

I joined the University of Westminster in October 2018 at the Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation to lead the Foundation Pathways across the University. Central to my teaching and research is my commitment to social justice and to enabling people from disadvantaged communities to access Higher Education and thrive. I have studied in Greece and the UK and have a BA (Hons) in Politics, a MA in Bilingual Translation, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and a PhD in Translation Studies. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Critical Pedagogies group.

My research interests have a historical perspective and concern both translation and pedagogy. I have explored the role of the translations of Marxist literature in the formation of Marxist discourse in Greece in the first half of the 20th century. I have written on translation reviews, the translations of the Communist Manifesto and their paratexts as well as on the work practices of translators of Marxist texts. My research interests in pedagogy centre on questions around social justice and access to knowledge by minoritised social groups. I am currently investigating student-led initiatives to educate working youth in 1930s Greece, and the ways that knowledge is disseminated from universities to communities. 

My research is in the area of Translation Studies. It focuses on the translation of political texts with a particular interest in Marxist literature and the Communist Manifesto, and the work practices of their translators. My approach is historical and sociological; it revolves around power struggles for political and ideological domination and their manifestations on text selection, text construction and the organisation of the process of translating.

In relation to pedagogy, I focus on issues of social justice and the ways that knowledge may be disseminated to and accessed by minoritised social groups. I am particularly interested in the power dynamics between different university-based stakeholders and communities of minoritised groups.