Mr Faustino Dardi
BA, MA, AFHEA
|PhD Research in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures|
Faustino Dardi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpreting (1:1) from the Higher School for Translation and Interpreting of Pisa (Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici di Pisa), where he pursued an international four-year research degree in English and Spanish. He carried on his studies with an international two-year Master of Arts in Translation and Linguistics (Distinction), obtained in 2017 from the University of Bologna. He spent two study and research periods in Spain on two European grants, the first at the University of Cordova in 2015 (9/10, Sobresaliente), and the second at the University of Alcalá in 2017 (9/10, Sobresaliente).
He is representative for PhD students in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, as well as member of the School’s Staff/Student Consultative Committee (2019-present). He is also co-organiser of a series of reading groups and Work in Progress sessions covering multiple topics within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
He is also Graduate Teaching Assistant in Italian Studies and Translation Studies and part-time teacher for Italian Intermediate within the Centre of Foreign Language Study.
Current Research Topic
Funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council's Northern Bridge scholarship, Faustino Dardi's research falls within the field of Translation Process Studies. His project explores the cognitive-behavioural processes behind the comprehension and translation of metaphorical language, with a focus on different metaphor categories, in the English-Italian language pair. His methodological approach involves eye-tracking, key-logging, retrospective interviews and questionnaires, and combines both qualitative and quantitative data.
Grants and Awards
2022: Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
2021: Northern Bridge Large Grant for conducting research and data collection in Italy.
2020: UKRI Ph.D. Extension Scheme - fully funded extension of six months.
2020: Northern Bridge Placement Scheme - six-month placement as Admin Support and Language Tutor at the Centro Linguistico d'Ateneo of the University of Bologna.
2019: Northern Bridge Small Grant for speaking at the Summit in Machine Translation held in Dublin on 20th August 2019.
2019: Northern Bridge Large Grant for research at Kent State University, Ohio (US).
2018: AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarship (tenable for three and a half years).
2017: LANSCO Award (top five second-year M.A. students out of 150).
2017: Full Erasmus+ Research and Study Grant.
2015: Full Erasmus+ Research and Study Grant.
2014: Best Third-Year Student (top one third-year B.A. student out of 60).
Past Teaching Experience
2022: Graduate Teaching Assistant for Italian 4 (conv: Dr Luca Malici, BA module) and for Specialised Translation IT>EN (conv: Prof. Ita Mac Carthy, MA module), School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University.
2020-21: Co-convenor for the Year Abroad Support Programme for Italian Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University.
2019: Two-day research seminars (five, one hour each) aimed at first, second and third-year students enrolled in the BA in Translation and Intepreting at the Higher School for Translators and Interpreters of Pisa (SSML Pisa).
2016: Two-hour research seminar for second-year students, Higher School for Translators and Interpreters of Pisa (SSML Pisa).
2015: Two-hour research seminar for second-year students, Higher School for Translators and Interpreters of Pisa (SSML Pisa).
- Dardi, Faustino. 2019. "Correlating Metaphors to Behavioural Data: A CRITT TPR-DB-based Study." Proceedings of the Second MEMENTO workshop on Modelling Parameters of Cognitive Effort in Translation Production.
- Dardi, Faustino, Eleonora, Romanò. 2016. "Primary Use of the Technical Language of Archaeology and its Re-Adaptation for Anglophones: A Case Study." CoMe I (1): 45-59.
He is currently working on publications regarding different phases of his doctoral research.