PhD Macquarie, MA in Translation and Interpreting HUFS, Pg Dip Applied Linguistics (TESOL) Macquarie; NAATI-accredited Conference Interpreter and Advanced Translator
Mira Kim is an Associate Professor in Translation and Interpreting Studies at the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.
Mira’s research interests are divided into three categories: translation studies, Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and personalised language learning. Her initial research started with questions about translation quality assessment and translator education. She developed her interest in SFL as she found it useful to explain translation choices as well as explore her research questions about translation. She came to be interested in personalised language learning as well because it is a critical issue that has been long debated but under-researched in the field of translator education. Her three main research fields are synergetically integrated, which empowers her to expland her reserach areas and share her knowledge beyond her boundary. For example, she undertook a research project entitled English Language Acquisition Support for International Students (ELASIS) funded by UNSW (SEF#2). Through the project, she developed a new course called Personalised English Language Enhancement (PELE) to help students to enhance their English languge skills. This credit-bearning course is offered every semester from 2017 benefiting a number of students, international and domestic, across faculties at UNSW.
Mira has been invited as a plenary speaker, guest lecturer, workshop facilitator and paper presenter to a number of international and national conferences, seminars and workshops. She has also published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings as well as edited books. Click the link below for details of my publications. Currently, she is working on two book projects, Systemic Functional Linguistics and Translation Studies (2021) and Korean Grammar: A Systemic-Functional Approach (in preparation).
2014 UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning with the citation “For motivating and inspiring students to learn through passionate teaching and research efforts”
2008 Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
2008 Macquarie University Division of Linguistics and Psychology Award for Teaching Excellence
2007 Macquarie University Division of Linguistics and Psychology Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
2007 Macquarie University Division of Linguistics and Psychology Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research