Sophie Stevens

Sophie Stevens

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Research interests (short)

Sophie's primary research interests are Latin American theatre, translation and performance. Her PhD, completed in 2016, investigated key questions of performability, playability and translatability to explore the creative process of the translation of dramatic texts from Spanish into English, with a view to performance in the UK. Her corpus was formed of Uruguayan plays and she completed translations of Punto y Coma (Ready or Not) by Estela Golovchenko, Bailando sola cada noche (Dancing Alone Every Night) by Raquel Diana and La biblioteca (The Library) by Carlos Maggi. She has a keen interest in education and a key aspect of her doctoral research involved developing a methodology for theatre translation workshops to allow students to develop tools for cultural inquiry.


Biographical details

Sophie graduated with BA French and Hispanic Studies (first class honours) from King’s College London in 2009.  She was also awarded the Associate of King’s College (AKC) and the Von Schlippenbach Prize for outstanding achievement at undergraduate level in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies.  During her degree she studied abroad at the Université Cergy-Pontoise in France and participated in the British Council English Language Assistantship scheme in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In 2010 she completed her AHRC-funded MA Spanish and Latin American Studies (Pass with Distinction) at King’s. Between 2010 and 2012 she worked in the roles of Study Abroad and Internships Officer and Postgraduate Records Assistant, both at King’s. During this time she completed freelance translations from Spanish into English and held a voluntary role at the Old Vic Tunnels performance space. She began her doctoral study at King’s in 2012 and was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

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Education/Academic qualification

Spanish and Spanish American Studies Research , Doctor of Philosophy, Uruguayan Theatre in Translation: Performability, Mobility and Intercultural Dialogue, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Apr 2017

Master of Arts, Spanish and Latin American Studies. Dissertation title: Freedom to write and writing to free: the development of the female creative space in Ifigenia and Las Memorias de Mamá Blanca by Teresa de la Parra, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Arts, French and Hispanic Studies, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009