Agnieszka Szarkowska works as University Professor in the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw. She is also Head of the research group Audiovisual Translation Lab (AVT Lab) and Honorary Research Associate at University College London. She is a researcher, academic teacher, ex-translator, translator trainer, and audiovisual translation consultant. With over 20 years of hands-on teaching experience both in the academia and the industry, she has trained hundreds of students to become successful audiovisual translation professionals. Drawing on her passion for teaching, she has co-founded AVT Masterclass, an online platform for professional audiovisual translation education.

She is the author of over 70 publications and principal investigator of several research projects, including eye tracking studies on subtitling, audio description, multilingualism in subtitling for the deaf and the hard of hearing, and respeaking. She is a member of the European Association for Studies in Screen Translation (ESIST), European Society for Translation Studies (EST), Galician Observatory for Media Accessibility (GALMA), Intermedia Research Group, AKCES expert group and an honorary member of the Polish Audiovisual Translators Association (STAW).

Professor Szarkowska is also the 2022 recipient of the Jan Ivarsson Award for “invaluable services to the field of audiovisual translation” by the European Association of Studies in Screen Translation. This award was presented to her in November 2022 at Languages & The Media, the International Conference and Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media.