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YEELP Project Team

The YEELP project team is a multidisciplinary team working across three languages, Catalan, Irish and Welsh.

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Máire McCafferty

PhD Student in Irish

I'm a PhD student in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore, UCD. I'm working on the Irish Language aspect of this project, focusing on youth involvement in the Irish Language Summer College and the shaping of Irish national culture.

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Dr Adriana Raya Palmer

Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in Catalan

I have joined the project as a Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in the Catalan language after obtaining a PhD in Translation and Language Sciences from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). My research interests lie in the fields of Translation Studies, Stylistics, Sociolinguistics and Corpus Linguistics. In my dissertation, I explored the representation and translation of spoken language varieties in works of fiction with a focus on youth language and its role in the Catalan-speaking context. I am also a dedicated lecturer and I have taught courses on the English language and translation at various Catalan universities.

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Dr Hannah Sams

Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in Welsh

I'm a lecturer of Welsh in the School of Culture and Communication at Swansea University and I'm working on the Welsh language aspect of the project. Since completing my PhD on the contemporary Welsh language theatre, I've been developing elements of my thesis such as the comparative study between the Welsh language playwright Aled Jones Williams and the Catalan playwright Sergi Belbel. I've also been developing my research on national theatres in stateless nations.

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Lydia Uí Ruairc

Researcher in Irish

I'm a research assistant working on the Irish language literature aspect of this project. I have a BA (Hons) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Trinity College, Dublin and I also graduated from the National University of Galway with a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and an MA in Irish. I have spent periods teaching in NUI Galway and in St Patrick's College, Drumcondra. I have worked in Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha in Maynooth University. I have spent many years teaching in Coláiste Íosagáin and have published textbooks and teaching materials with organisations such as EDCO, COGG and PDST.

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Dr Fiona Lyons

Research Assistant in Irish (2022)

Dr Fiona Lyons worked on the project as Research Assistant in Irish in 2022.

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Dr Richard Huddleson

Postdoctoral Researcher with expertise in Catalan (2021-2023)

Dr Richard Huddleson worked on the project as a Postgraduate Researcher in Catalan until 2023.

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