Franz Pöchhacker

Franz Pöchhacker is Associate Professor of Interpreting Studies in the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Vienna. He was trained as a conference interpreter at the Uni­ersity of Vienna and the Monterey Institute of International Studies and has done freelance work as a conference and media interpreter since the late 1980s. He has conducted research on simultaneous conference inter­preting as well as media interpreting and community-based interpreting in healthcare and asylum settings and published on general issues of interpreting studies as a discipline. He is the author of the textbook Introducing Interpreting Studies, and co-editor of The Interpreting Studies Reader and of the journal Interpreting.