Our leitmotiv

Promoting translation studies
in Africa (and beyond).

About Us

Research-oriented, diversity-friendly.

The Cameroon Association for Translation Studies (ACTRA-CATRAS) thrives to foster quality and internationally renowned research on translation, terminology and interpreting. We also help build capacities of scholars (from junior to seasoned) from Africa and the world, and promote ethical practices, live discussions and knowledge-sharing initiatives.

Our Vision

Promote both the vastness and richness of Africa's linguistic, sociocultural and communication systems.

Our Mission

Foster research in translation and interpreting studies, with a particular attention to the African perspective – approaches, resources, and stakeholders.

What we do

Our core expertise.


We design and implement research projects to help investigate best practices, new trends, and quality standards in translation studies.

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Our annual journal ( >Critic ) features innovative research by translation scholars from around the world. Check out our Call for Papers section.

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From hand-off training sessions to seminars, conferences and colloquia, there are so many events we facilitate for members as well as the general public.

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per year
  • Members Area
  • Early-bird rates on events
  • Speed memtoring*
  • Opportunities Corner
  • Knowledge base access
  • Free publications



per year
  • All YOUNGSTER features
  • Opportunities Corner
  • Knowledge base access
  • Free publications
  • Bulk journal purchases



per year
  • All SCHOLAR benefits
  • Bulk journal purchases
  • Discount on advertising packs
  • 2 free participants in events
  • Sponsor-only benefits*

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in Africa (and beyond)

Promoting Translation Studies in and for Africa. 
That’s the mission that drives our actions on a daily basis. 

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