Vanessa Leonardi is Associate Professor of English Language and Translation in the Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome. She was born in Italy and raised bilingual. She graduated in Modern Languages at the University of Coventry (UK) in 1998. In 1999 she was awarded an M.A. in Translation Studies from UMIST (Manchester, UK) and in 2004 she received her Ph.D. in Translation and Comparative Studies at the University of Leeds. She also holds a TEFL Diploma. Her research interests lie mainly in the fields of Translation Studies, Gender Studies and English language teaching, especially ESP, and she has published extensively on these themes. Her most recent publications include: Ideological Manipulation of Children’s Literature through Translation and Rewriting: Travelling Across Times and Places (2020-monograph Palgrave-Macmillan); United in Diversity and Trapped in a Paradox: (Il)legal Gender Equality in the EU Legal Documents and Their Translations (2021 – Peter Lang).

A full list of her publications is available here.