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Esther Liu

Dr Esther Liu

Stewardship Officer


I have a background in research, with a particular interest in cultural translation and French colonial history and literature. I am currently applying my skills to develop excellence in stewardship at the University.

Having previously been a seminar tutor for 1st and 2nd year undergraduates across the Humanities (Modern History, English Literature, French Studies, Translation Studies), I continue to lecture occasionally in the School of Modern Languages.


Liu, E. 2018. The role of missionary translation in African colonial politics. In: Evans, J. and Fernandez F. eds. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics. London; New York: Routledge, pp. 494-509.

Liu, E. 2017. The Nineteenth Century Missionary-Translator: Reflecting on Translation Theory through the Work of François Coillard (1834-1904). In: Studies in Church History (53): Translating Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 376-388.


PhD Modern Languages and Translation Studies (2017), thesis title: ‘The Missionary Translator: Expanding notions of translation through the colonial mission practices of the SMEP Basutoland and Barotseland missions (1857-1904)’

MA Translation Studies (2013), dissertation title: ‘Another Square Inch: A Theology of Translation’

BA French and English Literature (2012)