Committee

TransCollaborate is an incorporated not-for-profit run by committee in accordance with Consumer Affairs Victoria. All committee members are involved in the association’s activities and have a proven track record in collaborative translation.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the administrative side of TransCollaborate, contact us at transcollaborate@gmail.com.

Jessica Griffiths

TransCollaborate Committee President

Jessica has been helping to facilitate TransCollaborate since its early beginnings and she is excited to see its growing impact. With an academic background in literary translation studies and professional expertise in French>English translation, she has appreciated the opportunity to facilitate and contribute to new translations of Romanian poetry, Korean memoir and Spanish theatre. See more about her academic projects here and her professional projects here.

Cristina Savin

TransCollaborate Committee Vice President

Cristina’s lifelong passion for, and involvement with, languages, literature and translation found new inspiration at TransCollaborate. At the core of the organisation is the unwavering commitment and generosity of its founders who always find innovative ways to bring together people from various cultures. Over the last two years at TransCollaborate, Cristina has contributed to the dissemination of Romanian literature in Australia, in the form of collaborative translation workshops and events; and is forging new connections across languages and cultures.

Chris Griffiths

TransCollaborate Committee Secretary

Chris is a monolingual subject whose involvement in collaborative translation arose out of the need to access scholarship in languages other than English for research purposes. What better way to get a text translated than to pull a busy colleague away from their own research for weeks at a time? Since then, Chris has been a regular collaborative translator, working in several languages he doesn’t know, including Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, Italian and Romanian. He is currently trying to become a bilingual subject through an ongoing interest in Korean, but with two kids under five, it’s slow going.

Gabriella Munoz

TransCollaborate Committee Member

Gabriella is Mexican-Australian writer and editor. Her work has been published internationally in magazines, literary journals and anthologies. She is also a past Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow.Gabriella is fond of languages and appreciates opportunities to find connections between them. She learned about TransCollaborate in 2019 when she participated in a workshop translation of Romanian poetry and is now helping facilitate translations of Spanish-language work to English. You can learn more about her work at gabmunoz.com.

Louise Bernasochi

TransCollaborate Committee Treasurer

Yoon-Hwa Choi

TransCollaborate Committee Member

Basil Cahusac de Caux

TransCollaborate Committee Member

Basil supports inclusion and cultural exchange among various segments of society. Through translation and research in wellbeing, he promotes sound mental health and a sense of belonging among students, youths, and newcomers. He currently works as an assistant professor in the Liberal Arts at a university in the Middle East. Basil works in and between English, Arabic, and Japanese.
Visit his website: basilcahusacdecaux.com