Professor of Contrastive and Comparative Linguistics at Riga Technical University (RTU). She has obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Latvia in 2011. She is the author and co-author of more than 50 publications. Her research interests lie in the fields of translatology, contrastive linguistics, text linguistics, digital humanities, pragmatics, and terminology.
Marina Platonova is the Dean of the Faculty of E-Learning Technologies and Humanities (FLTH) and the Head of the Department of Technical Translation at the Institute of Applied Linguistics (ILA).
She chairs the organizing committee of the international scientific conference Meaning in Translation: Illusion of Precision. She is a member of various scientific committees of international conferences as well as of editorial boards of peer-reviewed publications. Marina has been a member of the European Society for Translation Studies since 2007. She is also a Board Member of the EC DGT EMT Network and co-chair of the working group on Traineeship.