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Research assistant; Teaching associate, Monash University

Cathy Sell is a research assistant and teaching associate working in the fields of Japanese Studies, Translation Studies, and Linguistics within the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University. She is a NAATI accredited professional translator specialising in fine arts and popular culture. Her primary research interests relate to multimodal communication, including translation and semiotics in Japanese art museums, manga as an intercultural medium, and second language acquisition of sign language.


  • 2015 
    Monash University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2010 
    Monash University, Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies
  • 2007 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts (Languages), Hons.


  • 2016
    Manga Spectacles: Manga as a Multimodal Research Tool, Manga Vision: Cultural and Communicative Perspectives
  • 2016
    The Sound of Silence: Translating Onomatopoeia and Mimesis in Japanese Manga, Manga Vision: Cultural and Communicative Perspectives
  • 2011
    Manga Translation and Interculture, Mechademia 6: User Enhanced