2024 Keynote Speaker

Per Urlaub

Professor and Director of Global Languages at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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Professor Per Urlaub is the Director of Global Languages at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he teaches German and Translation Studies. Before joining MIT in 2022, he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin and at Middlebury College, where he served as Associate Dean of the Middlebury Language Schools. The author of over 50 research publication and editor of three books, his scholarly interests are located at the intersection of second language/literacy acquisition, intercultural development, translation studies, international education, literature, and technology. A main strand of his earlier research generated a more nuanced understanding of the process of literary reading in the second language. An authority on the strategic and intentional use of technology in language teaching, his most recent scholarship focuses on affordances and limitations of machine translation and generative AI technologies in language and humanities education. He holds a PhD from Stanford University.


Keynote Address

“The Translation Nexus: Where Language, Literature, and STEM Education Converge”