July De Wilde holds an MA in Romance Languages and Literature from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium, 1998), an advanced Master Degree in Development and Cooperation from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium, 2001) and an advanced Master Degree in Mexican Culture and Literature from Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico, 2003). She taught French language and culture at the International Center for Language and Culture at the Universidad de las Américas of Puebla (2001-2003) and worked as an assistant lecturer in Spanish (Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerp, Hogeschool Gent, Ghent University). From 2014 to 2017 she worked as a postdoctoral assistant at the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication (Ghent University) and as assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2016-2017). She is now assistent professor at the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, Spanish section.
She obtained a PhD in 2011 at Ghent University with a doctoral study on the translation of irony in novels of Mario Vargas Llosa, Adolfo Bioy Casares and Guillermo Cabrera Infante. Besides irony and literary translation, her research focuses on the translation of multilingualism in literature, and the interaction between narratology and translation. From 2013 onwards she has developed a second line of research focusing on multilingualism in superdiverse contexts, identity construction and language-learning narratives in migration contexts.