DSA Ireland is delighted to announce that the winner of the Best Student Paper Award 2020 is Nyugen Nyugen for his paper entitled "The issues of translating development terminology in Vietnam: empirical evidence from the perspective of Translation Studies"
Author: Nguyen Nguyen, PhD candidate, School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies – Centre for Translation and Textual Studies, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
Nguyen holds an MA in Development Studies at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and has worked as a development practitioner in Vietnam for over 15 years. Moving from his development career into academia, Nguyen is interested in interdisciplinary approaches in development with a particular focus on translating development concepts into Vietnamese to promote effective policy interventions. His research, funded by the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University, seeks to bring together two fields – Development Studies and Translation Studies – between which there has to date been little contact or exchange.
On receiving the award he says,
"It is such an honour to see my research on translation in development practice emphasized with this prize. I am grateful to the DSA Ireland for this recognition and especially to the reviewers for their constructive feedback on my paper which are of great importance to strengthen my PhD work. I look forward to making more meaningful contribution to the DSA Ireland space and its initiatives to create dialogues between development research, policy-making and practice."