Nike K. Pokorn was born in Ljubljana in 1967. She holds a BA in English language and literatures (1991) and French language and literatures (1992); an MPhil in English language and literatures (1995); and a PhD in Literary Studies (1999) from the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. In 2001 she won the European Society for Translation Studies Award for her doctoral thesis. Currently, she is Professor in Translation Studies at the Department of Translation Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her research interests include translation and censorship, directionality in translation and public-service interpreting and translation. She is the author of several Translation Studies articles and monographs, among them Challenging the Traditional Axioms: Translation into a Non-mother Tongue, (John Benjamins, 2005) and Post-socialist Translation Practices (John Benjamins, 2012), and has been translating poetry into English and theoretical and Middle-English texts into Slovene.