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Research Interests

Media translation, global digital culture, corpus-based methodologies, translation history, narrative theory.


Prior to joining Aston University in April 2020, I worked as a post-doctoral research associate on a large AHRC-funded digital humanities project (Genealogies of Knowledge) based in the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at the University of Manchester. I completed my PhD in Translation Studies at this same institution in 2017, following a BA in French studies at the University of Sheffield and an MA in Translation and Interpreting also at Manchester.

My research explores the role of translation in shaping the production and circulation of knowledge, both in today's global digital culture and historically. I have conducted extensive research into the translation practices of volunteers working within the multilingual Wikipedia, and have also investigated the part played by translators during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the evolution and contestation of key concepts (such as democracy, citizenship and statesmanship) inherited from the ancient Greek world. Going forward, I am working to develop innovative digital humanities methods to examine further multilingual knowledge mediation practices in other online and offline contexts.

In previous roles at the University of Manchester and the University of Leicester, I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on translation strategies, audiovisual translation, translation and media culture, and translation theory.

Along with Prof Mona Baker (University of Manchester and Shanghai International Studies University) and Dr Jan Buts (Trinity College Dublin), I am a co-coordinator of the Genealogies of Knowledge Research Network. I am also co-editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media (forthcoming October 2020).

Contact Details

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Manchester

15 Sep 201431 Mar 2017

Award Date: 1 Aug 2017

MA, University of Manchester

Sep 2012Sep 2013

Award Date: 2 Dec 2013

BA, University of Sheffield

Sep 2007Jun 2011

Award Date: 20 Jul 2011

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Research Output


Jones, H., 22 Oct 2020, Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. Baker, M., Blaagaard, B., Jones, H. & Pérez-González, L. (eds.). London and New York: Taylor & Francis, (Critical perspectives on Citizen Media).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Genealogies of Knowledge

    Baker, M. (Guest ed.) & Jones, H. (Guest ed.), 29 Jan 2020, In : Palgrave Communications.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

  • Jowett’s Thucydides: A corpus-based analysis of translation as political intervention

    Jones, H., 1 Sep 2020, In : Translation Studies. 13, 3, p. 333-351 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media

    Baker, M. (ed.), Blaagaard, B. (ed.), Jones, H. (ed.) & Pérez-González, L. (ed.), 22 Oct 2020, London and New York: Taylor & Francis. 640 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

  • Wikipedia and Translation

    Jones, H., 27 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) Routledge Handbook of Translation and Media. Bielsa, E. (ed.). Taylor & Francis

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter