Hanna Risku

Hanna Risku

Hanna Risku is professor for translation studies at the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Vienna in Austria. Her previous positions include professor for translation studies at the University of Graz, professor for applied cognitive science and technical communication, head of the Department for Knowledge and Communication Management and vice rector at the Danube University Krems, guest professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and lecturer at different universities in Austria, Finland and Sweden. Her research areas include cognitive scientific foundations of translation, situated cognition, cognitive ethnography, translation workplace and network research, and translation expertise.
Professor Risku served as co-editor of Fachsprache – International Journal of Specialized Communication for seven years and as president of the European Umbrella Organisation for Technical Communication – TCeurope for six years. In 2010, she was awarded the TCeurope Award for Services to Technical Communication in Europe. She is an external associate of the MC2 Lab, a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, member of EST, of tekom, and of the international network Translation, Research, Empiricism, Cognition (TREC). For further info, see ORCID and a list of publications.