Some of you may be aware that I am currently doing a MA in Translation Studies. My academic work doesn’t often permeate my blog, but recently, one of my professors suggested that most people who pursue translation as a career often have identity issues. From just my general knowledge of certain translators, I almost have to agree. Many famous translation theorists have been displaced Jews, who were infamously displaced in the early 1900s. Even today, many translators are natural bilinguals who have either immigrated, emigrated, or been raised in a micro-culture inside a large culture (e.g. I was raised in a micro-Vietnamese culture in a tiny Canadian town).