Raluca Tanasescu, second-year PhD student in Translation Studies, has been awarded the coveted Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. This extremely competitive award, with a value of $50,000 per year for three years, recognizes Raluca’s outstanding academic performance and promise as a researcher, as well as her exceptional leadership qualities.
Raluca serves as President of the Graduate Students’ Association of the School of Translation and Interpretation, and is the organizer of the “Words of the World” graduate student conferences, which are held at uOttawa in November and draw speakers from all over the world.
Raluca’s doctoral research challenges the traditional dichotomies between so-called “major” and “minor” languages and literatures, and examines the role that translation can play in increasing awareness of these questions. This research was inspired in part by Raluca’s tireless work with the Margento Foundation, promoting the works of Romanian authors and translators to help them bring their literary vision to the world.
Congratulations to Raluca on this well-deserved recognition of her work and talents!