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Rakefet Sela-Sheffy is Associate Professor of Semiotics and Culture Research and Chair of the Unit of Culture Research, Tel -Aviv University. Her research interests and publications include culture theory, identity and status (focus on professional identity), talk and self-representations, cultural models (focus on emotions), translation and acculturation. In recent years she has conducted an interview-based research on identity discourses of Israeli translators as a semi-professional group (with the late Miriam Shlesinger). She has recently co-edited Identity and Status in the Translational Professions (with Miriam Shlesinger, 2011) and Culture Contacts and the Making of Cultures: Papers in Homage to Itamar Even-Zohar (with Gideon Toury, 2011).
E-mail: rakefet@post.tau.ac.il