dr hab. Agnieszka Szarkowska

Position Assistant professor
Department Interpreting Studies and Audiovisual Translation
Room 00.090
E-mail a.szarkowska(at)uw.edu.pl
Duty hours on leave

Dr Szarkowska is currently Research Fellow at the Centre for Translation Studies at the University College London, where she conducts a two-year project “Exploring subtitle reading with eyetracking technology (SuRe)” as part of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.




  • MA in Translation Studies, Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, 2002
  • PhD in Audiovisual Translation, Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, 2007
  • Translation Research Summer School, University College London, 2006
  • Habilitacja post-doctoral degree in Linguistics, University of Warsaw, June 2016

 Research interests

  • Audiovisual translation
  • Audio description
  • Subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Translation studies
  • Translator training
  • E-learning
  • Eyetracking

Research group

  • Founder and head of AVT Lab, a research group at the Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, www.avt.ils.uw.edu.pl

Current research projects

Completed research projects

  • Respeaking - process, competences, quality, funded by the National Science Centre
  • Subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing on digital television
  • Audio description to foreign films
  • Text-to-speech audio description (TTS AD)
  • Audiovisual translation for people with visual and hearing impairments
  • Digital Television for All
  • Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Television for All
  • Modern Art for All (acronym Open Art)
  • Empirical evaluation of audiovisual translation: A new integrated approach

Membership in professional organisations

  • European Association for Studies in Screen Translation (ESIST)
  • European Society for Translation Studies (EST)
  • Polish Audiovisual Translators Association (STAW)

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