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Ricardo Munoz Martin

Full Professor

Department of Interpreting and Translation

Academic discipline: L-LIN/12 Language and Translation - English

Curriculum vitae

Full professor at the University of Bologna since 2019, Muñoz’s work lies at the interface between translation, interpreting and cognition. His research interests focus on developing cognitive translatology, a 4EA cognition approach within Cognitive Translation & Interpreting Studies. Muñoz is currently studying translation process tracing through keylogging; cognitive effort, demand, load, and friction; attention allocation and variation; multitasking and code switching; and common features of oral, signed, and written multilingual mediated communication, such as the mental lexicon. At the MC2 Lab, we are also interested in cognitive ergonomics and Human-Computer Interaction, in general, and in remote interpreting, in particular.



1993 PhD, Hispanic Languages & Literatures, University of California, Berkeley

1988 BA (Diplomatura, 3 years) in Translation & Interpreting EUTI, Universidad de Granada

1985 BA (Licenciatura, 5 years) in Anglo–Germanic Philology, Facultad de Filología, Univ. Valencia

Further studies at the University of Nottingham, Ludwig–Maximilian Universität München and University of California, Santa Barbara.



2019 – today professor AMS Università di Bologna

2008 – 2019 assoc. professor & professor ULPGC

1996 – 2008 assistant & assoc. professor UGR

1994 – 1996 associate professor Univ. Vic

1993 – 1994 associate professor Univ. Vigo

1992 – 1993 lecturer CSU San Jose



Since 1993, Muñoz has taught several graduate and undergraduate courses every year in several universities, mainly in Spain but also in other European countries, Mexico and the USA, especially on freelance translating, scientific & technical translation, literary translation, research methods and (empirical) translation theory, with a special focus on Cognitive Translation & Interpreting Studies.



Muñoz founded and directed the Reseach Group ‘Expertise & Environment in Translation’ (PETRA, Spanish acronym) between 2000 and 2018. He participated or led several research projects funded by the Spanish Ministry (Plan Nacional I+D+i). Muñoz also won a research contract from the publisher Planeta–DeAgostini to hire, lead and support the team of translators who rendered the second edition of UNESCO’s 8–volume Encyclopedia of Humanity (ISBN 9788467408737). As a member of the didactics research team (University of Granada), he has contributed to many small competitive research projects on innovative translator training. Muñoz is the director of the Laboratory for Multilectal Mediated Communication & Cognition (MC2 Lab), and a member of the TREC and HAL international networks.




  • External evaluator for ANVUR


  • 2011–today External evaluator for Spanish agencies (ANEP, AQU) and foreign universities
  • 2005 Committee for the White Paper for undergrad Translation & Interpreting degrees

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • 2011–2016, School of Translation & Interpreting, Research Committee

University of Granada

  • 2004–2008 University’s Senate, member

UGR, School of Translation & Interpreting

  • 2004–2008 Governing council, member
UGR, Department of Translation & Interpreting
  • 2002–2005 Director, international PhD "Translation & Interpreting Processes"
  • 1999–2004 Chair
  • 1999–2001 Director, interdepartmental PhD "Language & Cognition"

University of Vigo

  • 1993–1994, Vice Dean for Translation Studies



2017–today Translation, Cognition & Behavior, editor

2016–today Hermeneus, editorial board

2015–today CLINA, editorial board

2011–2017 Translation Spaces, track editor, co–editor

2009–today Tradumàtica, editorial board




Salvador de Madariaga fellowship

Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture & Sports


Lesley Bird Fellowship in Spanish

University of California, Berkeley


Regent’s Special Fellowship

University of California, Santa Barbara




ATA-accredited freelance translator since 1991


Further information at ORCID, Google Scholar,, ResearchGate, Publons

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