Rita Wilson is currently Deputy Dean and Associate Dean Graduate Research, Faculty of Arts and Interim Director of the Monash Intercultural Lab.
Her work contributes to a growing strand of research in Translation Studies that explores the connection between translation and migration. The marked visibility of migration phenomena in the contemporary world has led to increased attention to the centrality of language and (self-)translation when discussing topics such as citizenship; social inclusion and exclusion; the representation of individual and collective cultural identities; the dynamic process of settlement. Her most recent publications relate to diverse aspects of identity and culture in migratory contexts, including cultural mediation, intercultural competence and transcultural creative practices.
She co-directs the Monash-Warwick Migration, Identity, Translation Research Network with Jo Angouri and, with Loredana Polezzi, she is co-editor of The Translator journal.