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Elena Di Giovanni is Associate Professor of English Translation at the University of Macerata, Italy. She has a Degree in Specialised Translation and a PhD in English and Audiovisual Translation. She has taught audiovisual translation and media accessibility for 20 years, throughout Italy as well as in Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the U.S., Egypt and China. From 2008 to 2015, she has been Visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton, London, Masters' Degree in audiovisual translation. Since 2013, she lectures on cinema accessibility at the Venice International Film Festival, within the European Parliament-funded LUX Prize for cinema (28 Times Cinema). From 2014 to 2016, she was Guest Lecturer at Montclair State University, USA. Since November, 2016, she is president of ESIST, European association for the study of audiovisual translation ( She is coordinator of accessibility services at Macerata Opera Festival ( and Teatro Grande di Brescia (, with more than 100 events made accessible in the past few years. She has published extensively on translation and the media. Her publications are here: - content=publications.