Ilgın Aktener studied translation and interpretation, and public relations and advertising at Izmir University of Economics. She received her MA degrees in the fields of American Culture and Literature and American Studies from Ege University and Heidelberg University (Germany). She undertook her PhD studies in translation at the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University. She previously worked at Izmir University of Economics as a research assistant, Heriot-Watt University as a research/teaching assistant, and Yaşar University as a lecturer. She las international translation and interpreting experience. Her research areas of interest are literary translation, sociology of translation, translation of children’s literature and corpus-based translation studies.