Researcher biography

Sol's research interests include: (Critical) Discourse Analysis, Trauma and Memory Studies, Perceived Discrimination, Critical Translation Studies, Decolonial Thought.

Sol's first university studies covered Spanish Literature/Education/Teacher Training at the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación in Chile. She did a BA Classics (Latin) and Honours in African Studies (literature) at the University of Cape Town with the thesis: Feminism and historical reality in two 'third world' writers: Mariama Bâ (Senegal) and Ángeles Mastreta (Mexico): a comparison. In 1994 Sol relocated to the Galapagos Islands where she worked 6 years as editor translator and library assistant for the Publications Unit of the Charles Darwin Foundation. In 2002 she graduated with an MA (Linguistics) from the University of Queensland and in 2007 with a PhD in the area of Discourse Analysis and Comparative Cultural Studies. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Queensland in Australia. Sol has over 50 publications, including four books, one co-edited book, and five books as a translator. Her work has appeared in journals such as Critical Discourse Studies, Memory Studies, Social Semiotics, Journal of Pragmatics, Languages in Contrast, Babel, Delaware Review of Latin American Studies, and JILAR among others. Her co-authored historical Graphic Memoir Historias Clandestinas (2014) has a second edition in 2023 and is currently being made into a film. The English version of the graphic novel was published in 2023 in the U.S.

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