Naomi Wells is a researcher at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (School of Advanced Study, University of London). She researches on migration and multilingualism in Spanish- and Italian-speaking contexts, with a particular focus on everyday practices of linguistic and cultural translation.
Naomi has worked as a researcher on two large Arts and Humanities Research Council funded projects: ‘Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures’ and ‘Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community’. Her recent publications have focused on translingual and transcultural practices and identities among migrant communities in Italy and Chile. Her current research explores the role of digital media and technologies in relation to diasporic cultures and communities.