Our mission at the Yale Translation Initiative is to promote the interdisciplinary study of translation at Yale and beyond, encompassing its literary, social, political, economic, legal, technological and medical dimensions.  As human migration and globalization alter the manner and speed of language change, translation has become increasingly central to  the workings of the contemporary world.   We believe now is the time to capture the new energies and map out the new fields this expanded horizon offers to us.  We are working to foster ties with community projects in health care and legal translation, and are also keen to explore the possibilities offered by machine translation. Harnessing our faculty’s expertise, as well as growing student interest, the Initiative sponsors and supports lectures (The Translation Forum) and working groups.  It also facilitates summer internships for undergraduate students, supports the undergraduate Journal of Literary Translation (JoLT) and the graduate student-led Yale Literary Translation Collective, and promotes courses that feature translation as part of their syllabus.


April 29, 2021
Graduating with a Yale degree in Translation Studies will finally be a thing. By next academic year, the Ivy League university will start to offer graduate and undergraduate...
April 26, 2021
The Yale Translation Initiative recently announced the establishment of both a graduate and undergraduate certificate in Translation Studies that is expected to become...