Franz Pöchhacker is Associate Professor of Interpreting Studies in the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Vienna. He holds Master’s degrees in conference interpreting (A: German, B: English, C: Spanish) from the University of Vienna and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a PhD from the University of Vienna. He has done empirical research on a range of topics, and lectured and published widely on various domains of interpreting, including conference, media and healthcare interpreting, as well as issues of interpreting studies as a discipline. In 2012 he was CETRA Chair professor at KU Leuven. He is the author of three monographs, including the textbook Introducing Interpreting Studies (Routledge, 2004/2016), co-editor of Interpreting. International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting (John Benjamins), and editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies (Routledge, 2015).