Public: Miriam Shlesinger

Contributed by barbaramoser on Nov 10, 2012 - 08:54 PM

In Memoriam Miriam SHLESINGER
It is with great sadness that the Interpreting Department learned that one of the leading researchers in the field of interpreting passed away yesterday.

Miriam SHLESINGER, conference interpreter and member of AIIC, devoted her academic career to the study of different forms of interpreting (conference interpreting, community interpreting, court interpreting) with a view to improving our understanding of what is required for best performance. Interpreting quality and workload issues were central to her research interests and her long list of publications testifies to the seriousness with which she pursued these topics. As a member of the AIIC Research Committee, she devoted considerable time to sharing the scientific investigation of interpreting with professionals in conference interpreting. As Co-editor of INTERPRETING she had a vested interest in communicating research results and ensuring that the Journal is inclusive in its coverage of interpreting research. 

Miriam SHLESINGER taught on the Certificate in Interpreter Training in our Interpreting Department prior to its transformation into the Advanced Masters in Interpreter Training. 

With Miriam the interpreting community has lost not only a great colleague, but also an academic who succeeded in putting interpreting research on the map. She will be sorely missed by all who have had the good fortune to work with her in one capacity or another, and remembered by all who have the good fortune to get to know her through the legacy of her many publications. 


Barbara Moser-Mercer

Director, Interpreting Department