UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Dr Anna Ponomareva

Dr Anna Ponomareva

Lecturer (Teaching)

Translation Studies


Joined UCL
6th Oct 2014

Research summary

Dr Anna Ponomareva completed her PhD in Translation Studies at UCL. The subject of her PhD is translation theory, in particular translation methods. Her other research interests include Russian Symbolism, History of Ideas, Comparative Literature and Russian Language. At the moment Anna is working on developing the notion of intersemiotic translation and contributes to research on Translation and Music. 

Teaching summary

Currently I am contributing to teaching the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules at SSEES and SELCS:

SEES0068 MA Intermediate Plus: Russian
SEES0077 International Masters: Foundation in Russian
SERS0036 Russian C Off-Track Programme
CMII0019 Modern Literary Theory (Block D on Literary Theory/Translation Theory)

CMII0113/114 Translation in History: Theory, Practice and Reception (Module Convenor)
CMII0095 Scientific and Technical Translation
CMII0096 Medical Translation
CMII0106-CMII0118-CMII0119 MA/MSc Translation Dissertations
MA Dissertations in Comparative Literature
BASC0027 and BASC0035 BASc Study Abroad Modules


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2017
University of Manchester
Other higher degree, Master of Philosophy | 2003
Moscow State University
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 1986


Dr Anna Ponomareva’s first degree is in Analytic Philosophy (Moscow State University) in which the study of language, personal identity and other minds are emphasised. Later her postgraduate studies at British universities, University of Manchester and UCL, and work experience at Home Office, Westminster Primary Care Trust and secondary schools in London have shaped Anna’s passion of theory and adjusted it for the practical needs of teaching Arts and Humanities in British academia. Her teaching is largely research-based and incorporates Anna’s latest research findings in Translation Studies, Comparative Literature and Russian Language.