Yuliia Vasik, PhD in Germanic Languages (Donetsk National University, 2008), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at the Educational and Scientific Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine). She is the author and co-author of more than sixty research papers on linguistics and translation, published in the international peer-reviewed academic journals; the co-author of six textbooks on translation and interpreting, and two monographs.  The focus of her research  embraces discourse studies, experimental phonetics, translation and interpreting. Currently her research interests collectively aim to illuminate the intricacies of translation and language usage from multiple dimensions. Through her investigations into lexical gaps, student errors, and gender dynamics, she seeks to enhance cross-cultural communication, improve translation pedagogy, and foster a more inclusive and nuanced understanding of language and society.