Mr Sabir Birot

Mr Sabir Birot

Research Post-graduate Student

Summary: Sabir H. R. Birot is a research post-graduate student at the Centre for Translation Studies.


Academic Background

  • B. A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Sulaimani, Iraq (2001-2005).
  • M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the University of Liverpool (2007-2008).
  • Currently studying PhD in English-Kurdish Translation of Journalistic Texts, the University of Leeds.

Academic Awards

  • Postgraduate Studies Programme, funded by KRG’s Ministry of Higher Education to study MA in TESOL, Liverpool University (2007-2008).
  • Human Capacity development Programme, funded by KRG’s Ministry of Higher Education to study PhD in Translation Studies, Leeds University (2011-2015).


    'The Role of Ideology in Translation: A Study of the Kurdish Media', in Sattar Izwaini (2015) Papers in Translation Studies. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


  • Ideology in Translation: a Study of the Kurdish Media at the 2nd International Conference of Kurdish Studies at Exeter University (September 2012).
  • The Reflection of Ideology in the Translation of Journalistic Texts, with Special Reference to the Kurdish Media at UMass Amherst Graduate Student Conference in Translation Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA (April 2013).
  • Culture-Specific Terms in Translating Journalistic Texts from English into Kurdish, Postgraduate Conference of Translation Theory and Practice: New Convergences at Queen’s Belfast University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. (October 2013).