Magdalena Bartłomiejczyk

Magdalena Bartłomiejczyk ( is a visiting professor at the Centre for Translation Studies in the summer semester 2022/23. During her stay in Vienna, she is working on a joint research project with Sonja Pöllabauer, investigating interpreting for the needs of abortion tourism from Poland to Austria.


Magdalena Bartłomiejczyk holds a PhD (2004) and a habiltation (2017) in Linguistics. She is an associate professor at the Institute of Linguistics of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Her scholarly interests include Interpreting Studies, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis and the newest developments in the Polish language. Since 2002, she has published over 40 works, including papers in prestigious journals such as Interpreting, Perspectives, The Interpreter and Translator Trainer, Pragmatics.


In 2016, she published a book about interpreting face-threatening content in parliamentary discourse (Face Threats in Interpreting: A Pragmatic Study of Plenary Debates in the European Parliament, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego). In recent years, she has mainly continued exploring various aspects of interpreting at the European Parliament, focusing on topcis such as racist statements, nonmainstream ideology, humour and individual interpreting styles.