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Prof. Dr. Michaela Albl-Mikasa

Prof. Dr. Michaela Albl-Mikasa

Prof. Dr. Michaela Albl-Mikasa

ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics
Institute of Translation and Interpreting
Theaterstrasse 15c
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 62 41

Work at ZHAW

Management role

Head, Professorship Interpreting Studies

Position at the ZHAW

Professor of Interpreting Studies
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Interpreting, Translation and English as a Lingua Franca (ITELF)
Cognitive foundations of (conference and community) interpreting
Note-taking for consecutive interpreting
Developing interpreter competence
Medical interpreting

Professional milestones

Since 2012
Professor of Interpreting Studies
Lecturer in Interpreting Studies and Applied Linguistics at ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
Lecturer/researcher in Applied English Linguistics at the University of Tübingen
Member of TELF (Tübingen English as a Lingua Franca research project, corpus and database) (
PhD project on a cognitive linguistic model of consecutive interpreting (dissertation and colloquium: summa cum laude)
German Society of Applied Linguistics (GAL) Award (2006)
Reintegration grant (Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsprogramm des Landes Baden-Württemberg, HWP)
Freelance translating and conference consulting (see below)
Child-rearing break (2 children) and freelancing for Hans Mikasa (aiic) Conference Interpreting - Conference Consulting (
Lecturer/researcher at the University of Tübingen, Applied English Linguistics (chair: Prof Dr Kurt Kohn)
Researcher at the University of Heidelberg, EU ESPRIT Project TWB I and II - Translator´s Workbench (conceptual design of termbanks for translation purposes)
Freelance conference interpreter

Educational background

Dr phil in Applied Linguistics (University of Tübingen)
Dipl.-Dolm. in Conference Interpreting (University of Heidelberg)
MPhil in International Relations (University of Cambridge)
Baden-Württemberg Certificate of Teaching and
Learning at University

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts