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Research Postgraduate students

Ikhlas Abdul Hadi, PhD Candidate

PhD research on female characters in Western Malayo-Polynesian oral traditions through an evolutionary perspective.
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Sitara Akram, PhD Candidate

I am currently undertaking research in Islamic finance with the aim of developing a definition of riba (interest or usury on loans).
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Joanna Allan, PhD Student

Joanna's PhD research focuses on gender and resistance in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea.
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Bashar Almaani, PhD Student

I am doing my PhD under the supervision of Dr Sameh Hanna. I am trying to investigate the translation of conceptual metaphor in the speeches delivered by king Abdullah II.
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Sean Barker, PhD Research Student (World Cinema and Digital Cultures, Psychology)

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury; Hollywood films; audience impact; digital media; popular culture; graphic novels
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Andrea Basso, Postgraduate Research Student

Images of Philosophical Freedom in Plato’s Statesman and its Context; Plato's Imagery and Ethics; Ancient Greek literature; Relations of Philosophy and Mythology; Political Philosophy
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Laura Boyd, Research Postgraduate Student

"Negotiating Masculinity: The writings of non-combatant men in France and Britain during the First World War."
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Narut Charoensri, Research Postgraduate Student

Regional intellectual hegemony and regional connectivity: Japan's norms of development, international research organisations and network-building in Southeast Asia
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Henry Clarke, Teaching Fellow in Roman History and Culture Study Abroad & Work Placement Year Coordinator; Social Media Coordinator

+44 (0)113 343 3635

Roman History and Archaeology; Iron Age to Roman Spain and Portugal; Identity, Cultural Change and Landscape Studies; Roman Historiography; Latin; Ancient Greek; Historical Receptions; Ancient Rowing
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Elinor Cosgrave, Postgraduate Researcher

Roman History and Culture, 'The Other' in the Roman World, Captives and Hostages in Rome, Disability in Roman Society, Classical Art and Material Culture. BA Hons. (Leeds), MA Hons. (Leeds)
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Ivana Cosmano, PhD Candidate in Gender Studies in the Middle East

Gender in the Middle East, postcolonial theory and intersectionality, politics, culture and society in Jordan
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Leonardo Costantini, Researcher and Teaching Assistant

Greek and Latin literature, ancient prose fiction and narrative literature; second sophistic; Greco-Roman magic.
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Sophiko Daraselia, LCS Researcher

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I am doing my second PhD study at School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds. I have a PhD degree in Philology (Lexicography) from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
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Jade Douglas, PhD Student in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

I am a PhD student in the School of LCS, researching contemporary non-minority German, Turkish-German and Russian-Jewish-German literature.
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Ian Ellison, PhD Student in Comparative Literature

Ian's PhD research examines melancholy aesthetics and cosmopolitan narrators in Western European fiction published around turn of the twenty-first century.
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Daniel Evans, PhD Student

Spanish anarchism, 1931-39, particularly the intransigent elements that opposed Popular Front collaboration, 1936-39.
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Chiara Fiorentini, Research Postgraduate Student

Born in Florence (Italy), I studied and I graduated in cinema at the University of Bologna. I'm the editor of a cinema webzine sushiettibili.it and the Film Department Director of Ozu Film Festival.
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Joseph Ford, PhD Student in French and Francophone Studies

twitter: @mrjoeford

Francophone North African, particularly Algerian, literature; Francophone intellectuals; theories of representation; memory and trauma.
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Polly Galis, PhD Researcher

Thesis research on 'Sexual Representation in the Work of Nelly Arcan, Annie Ernaux & Nancy Huston', under the supervision of Professor Diana Holmes & Dr Claire Lozier
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Sabine Grimshaw, Postgraduate Research Student

AHRC and WRoCAH funded Collaborative Doctoral Award candidate, collaborating with the Imperial War Museum, on a project entitled 'Pacifism and Protest in the Imperial War Museum Collections'.
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Hai Guo, PhD Researcher

My research aims at discerning the nature of apology issue in Sino-Japanese relations, with reference to non-traditional approach, e.g., Zizek's notion of 'enjoyment' as a political factor.
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Muhamad Alif Haji Sismat, PhD student

Arabic linguistics; translation pedagogy; second language acquisition; computer-assisted translation; machine translation.
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Maria Haley, Postgraduate Researcher, PG Tutor & Education Outreach Fellow.

Revenge in Greek and Roman tragedy (esp. Medea & Thyestes), performance history, tragic fragments, classical literature, myth, reception studies, educational engagement, Ancient Greek & Latin.
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Ben Harris, Postgraduate Researcher

Researcher in medieval European literature, specifically around the evolution of the Holy Grail corpus, with special analysis of text-image relations.
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Daniel Hartley, Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow

+44(0) 113 343 8154

World literature; literary style; postcolonial theory; historical sociology of modernity; Anthropocene; legal personhood; literary theory; contemporary French philosophy; world-ecology
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Mahboob Hussain, PhD Candidate

PhD in Jewish Anecdotes in Qur’ānic Exegesis with particular focus on controversial narratives regarding Biblical prophets mentioned in Sunni, Shia and Mu’tazila Exegesis.
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Beatrice Ivey, Research Postgraduate Student

Cultural memory, Gender Theory, Algerian War of Independence, France, Algeria, Francophonie, Literature, Theatre, Film.
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Wenjing Jin, Social Policy PhD student

Wenjing Jin is a PhD student at East Asian Studies/White Rose East Asia Centre, University of Leeds. Her PhD topic is about long term care for the old people.
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Rachel Johnson, PhD Researcher in Italian Cinema

Italian cinema; film festivals; political cinema; ideology; psychoanalysis; discourse analysis; aesthetic theory; artistic legitimation
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Saussan Khalil, MAR Candidate

Saussan tells us about her motivation for undertaking an MA by Research; and what life is like living and studying in Leeds.
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Oscar Lees, Postgraduate research student

Based in both SLCS and Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME), my research aims to problematise how clinical communication is conceived of and applied in medical education in China.
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Siyuan Li, Ph.D. Researcher

China's Confucius Institute, International Language and Culture Promotion Organisations, Foucault's Conception of Power/knowledge, Power in International Relations
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Ruxandra Lupu, PhD researcher

Researcher exploring the audiovisual and oral heritage and its capacity to interrelate with our visual memory and spatiality. Impact of digital tools that enable a broader fruition of this heritage.
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Rebecca Macklin, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature

Rebecca Macklin is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Leeds and 2017-18 Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher at Cornell University.
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Ian Matthews, PhD Research Student (PT) & Education Consultant

Conducting PhD research in the field of education and Digital Technology. Primarily investigating gamification of curricula and the shifting deixis of Digital Literacies between teachers and learners.
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Sanah Mehnaz, BA Islamic Studies, MA Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (2015)

Sanah talks about the broad range of topics that were available to her at Leeds during her undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
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Roberta Morano, PhD student in Linguistics and Phonetics

Arabic dialectology; Arabic language; Gulf Arabic; Oman; Arabic linguistics.
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Maddalena Moretti, PhD Researcher in Italian Literature

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Pier Paolo Pasolini; Dante Alighieri; intertextuality; multilingualism
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Dominic O'Key, PhD candidate in Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature; Critical Theory; W. G. Sebald; J. M. Coetzee; Critical Animal Studies; critical veganism; the creaturely;
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Lourdes Parra, Doctoral Researcher and Education Outreach Fellow

Advice and feedback hours: Friday 12-1 pm (teaching weeks only).

Latin American travel writers, and more broadly feminist and cultural analysis in Latin American literature.
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Narongdej Phanthaphoommee

Ideology and Translation Studies, translation of political texts, Systemic Functional Linguistics for Translation Studies
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Gritiya Rattanakantadilok, Ph.D. Candidate

Translation of traditional Thai poetry; Gender in translation; Buddhism in translation
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Philippa Read, Research Postgraduate Student Postgraduate Tutor

White Rose Studentship holder on "Classical Influences on European Discourses of Heroism in the War Effort and Peace Movement 1914-24" network.
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Sofia Rehman, PhD Candidate

My doctoral research is a critical study of the hadīth canon, centring around the statements of Ā'isha correcting other Companions, as recorded by Imām al-Zarkashi.
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Clare Richardson-Barlow, Postgraduate Research Student

Clare joined the Department of East Asian Studies as fully funded researcher examining the role of trade governance in renewable energy development. Her regional focus is East Asia, specifically China
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Laura Lucia Rossi, PhD student in Italian

literary theory; 19th-20th century novel; narratology; literary nonsense; the comic; reader's response theory; reader in the text; combinatory literature; metafiction; self-reflexivity in the novel;
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Abigail Rowson, Research Postgraduate

Theologians as characters in Dante's Commedia (supervised by Prof Claire Honess and Dr Matthew Treherne)
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Michael Samuel, Doctoral Researcher, Languages, Cultures and Societies, Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures.

The relationship between non-fiction "lifestyle" television and the wider heritage industry.
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Jesús Sanjurjo, WRoCAH Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant

Liberalism, Slavery and Abolitionist Movements in the Atlantic World; The construction of abolitionist discourses; Anglo-Spanish diplomatic and cultural relationships during the nineteenth century.
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Juan Rodriguez Santamaria, Research Postgraduate Student

History of Latin American poetry; Nation, ethnicity, landscape; Uruguay; Ecuador; Cultural Sociology; Cultural Geography; Hermeneutics.
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Clara Stella, PhD student in Italian

History of the book; Sixteenth-century anthologies ; Renaissance literature; Women and Gender Studies; The history of the circulation of texts; Lodovico Domenichi
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Sally Stephens, Research Postgraduate Student

Medieval Western European poetry, Strophic poetry, the Andalusi zajal, metric system transferance, Performance Poetry
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Matthew Stickland, MAR student in Franco-Algerian history

Researching the Philippeville Massacre, 20 August 1955, as a key event in the Algerian War of Independence and the relationship between colonial and revolutionary violence.
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Zafer Tuhaitah, PhD candidate

Ideology and translation, human rights discourse, critical discourse analysis (CDA) & audiovisual translation (AVT).
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Jane Wallace, Research Postgraduate Student

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) and queer lives in Japan: Re-framing the debates using queer and feminist theory.
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Tenglong Wan, PhD candidate in Translation Studies

Translation and interpreting theories and practice; literary translation; discourse analysis; cultural and identity studies; translator and interpreter training
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Jun Yang, PhD Student

Language; Translation; Collaborative Translation; Crowdsourcing Translation; Translation Assessment; Project management; Computer-assisted translation (CAT)
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Harry Young, Research Postgraduate Student

Research Postgraduate Student
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Shiping Yu, Ph.D. candidate

Gender roles, livelihoods, and rural development. My PhD research is about “Gender dynamics, livelihoods and women’s agency in rural China”.
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Yu Yuan, Research Postgraduate Student

Corpus Linguistics; Machine Learning; Translation and Technology; Automatic Translation Quality Estimation; Applied Linguistics; Corpus-based Translation Studies
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