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Ikhlas Abdul Hadi, PhD Candidate

PhD research on female characters in Western Malayo-Polynesian oral traditions through an evolutionary perspective.
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Elisabetta Adami, University Academic Fellow in Multimodal Communication

+44 (0) 1133 343 0784

Multimodality; digital media and texts; place semiotics; multimodal discourse analysis; non-verbal communication
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Parveen Akhtar, BA (Hons) Arabic and Islamic Studies (2014)

Mature student Parveen chose her course because of her 'love of the Arabic language' and her desire to 'understand important Islamic texts'. She is now looking forward to starting an MA in translation
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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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Rachel Albinson, MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies (2013)

Rachel studied for her undergrad degree here before returning a couple of years later to complete her MA. She was drawn by the reputation of the Centre for Translation Studies and love for languages.
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Katie Aldred, BA French and Italian (2010)

Italian and French graduate Katie tells us about her time at Leeds, the value of the year abroad, and how she is using the skills she developed at Leeds in her current job.
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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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Jason Allen-Paisant, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

I am Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the School of Modern Languages & the Centre for World Literatures.
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Thomas Allison, BA German

Thomas studies German and explains what life at Leeds is like. He also shares his experiences of his study year abroad in Dresden, Germany.
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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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Gregorio Alonso, Lecturer in Spanish History

+44 (0)113 343 3515

Political and religious conflicts in Modern Europe and Latin America; the making of the liberal, nationalistic and Catholic traditions during the nineteenth century; democracy and democratization.
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Andrea Alvisi, Teaching Fellow in Interpreting

01133439825

Interpreting tutor at the MA in Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies (MACITS) specialising in retour training and interpreting between English and Italian.
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Kweku Ampiah, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies

I am a political economist with expertise in Japanese diplomacy and foreign policy. My research interests include Japanese diplomacy in the 1950s, and Japan’s relations with Africa.
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Richard Andrews, Emeritus Professor of Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3630

European theatre (especially comedy) 1500-1800; community theatre in contemporary Tuscany; metrics; Renaissance epic; modern fiction
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Margaret Atack, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3379

French film and fiction of the Vichy years; postwar war/occupation narratives; French women’s writing; roman/film noir; French culture of the 1950/60s; 20th century French thought and culture
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Bev Back, Lecturer in Latin Literature and Language (Teaching & Scholarship); Admissions Rep. for Classics

0113 343 3543 (ext. 33543)

Post-Augustan Latin epic poetry; Virgil; classical receptions in modern science fiction and fantasy; the Argonautic myth; Roman personal poetry
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Jamal Bahmad, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

+44 (0)1133430102

I'm a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. My research interests centre principally on North African and Francophone cinema and cultural studies.
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Alessio Baldini, Lecturer in Italian Culture

+44 (0)113 3432925

Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture, Literary Theory, Literature and Ethics, Literature and the Mind.
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Rachel Ball, MA Applied Translation Studies

Rachel has very much enjoyed life as a Postgraduate student at Leeds and talks about all of the activities that she has been involved in.
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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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Sara Battrum, BA German

Sara talks about her year abroad in Germany, her top-tips for new students including joining the German Society and how University is different from 6th Form and College.
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Ken Belcher, Teaching Fellow - Retired

Hellenistic poetry, Virgil and Ovid; Ancient grammarians; Etymologies found in the scholia to Hellenistic poets; Hyginus' Fabulae.
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Silvia Bergamini, Teaching Fellow in Italian

History of the Italian language; Italian Linguistics, Style and Syntax; 20th-century Sicilian literature (particularly Leonardo Sciascia, Gesualdo Bufalino); Cultural History.
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Silvia Bertacchini, MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies

Silvia talks about why she chose Leeds, and what she enjoyed most about studying MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies.
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Elliot Bevan, BA English and Spanish

Elliot reflects on his time here including realising his passion for translation studies, spending a year working in Spain and making full use of the facilities the University and city have to offer.
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Olja Bojanić, BA Russian A

First year student Olja talks about her time at Leeds so far.
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Fozia Bora, Lecturer in Middle Eastern History and Islamic History

+44 (0)113 343 3416

Arabic history and historiography; Arabic archives; Arabic codicology; medieval Islamic institutions of learning; Islam and gender; history of the modern Middle East
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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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Terry Bradford, Teaching Fellow in French & Interpreting

+44 (0)113 343 3492

I teach professional translation (incl. MA in Translation Studies), interpreting, French for Academic/Specific Purposes, & the Foundations of Modern French Thought.
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Roger Brock, Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)113 34 36785

Greek historiography, particularly Herodotus, and ancient Greek politics, especially citizenship and political thought; Democratic and oligarchic ideology; Greek political imagery; ancient Greek wine.
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Ros Brown-Grant, Professor of Late Medieval French Literature

+44 (0)113 343 3491

All aspects of medieval literature; manuscript studies; iconography; gender/sexuality in the Middle Ages
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Anne Buckley, Lecturer in Translation Studies and German

0113 343 3504

Teacher of German language, Translation Studies and English for Specific Purposes
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Jessica Marie Bull, BA Linguistics and Phonetics

Jessica Marie reflects on her time at Leeds including making use of the societies in the students' union and taking modules outside of her course including German and Sociology.
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Alan Bullock, Emeritus Professor of Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3630

Renaissance lyric poetry; modern Italian narrative and drama
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Mary Burrows, BA French and Japanese

Mary spent her year abroad at Nanzan University and tells us about her time in Japan.
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Mary Burrows, BA French and Japanese

Mary spent her year abroad at Nanzan University and tells us about her time in Japan.
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Ryan Bury, MA Applied Translation Studies

Ryan talks about how he uses the skills and knowledge that he acquired at Leeds in his career.
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Sebastien Cador, BA French

Sebastien enjoys the wide range of modules on offer and talks about how the French department has something to offer all of its students!
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Alexandra Candido, BA Russian and International Relations

Russian and International Relations student Alex found out about the internship opportunity at H+K Strategies in Moscow after attending a talk by a Leeds graduate in Leeds.
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Svetlana Carsten, Honorary Fellow in Translation Studies

Online interpreter training; curriculum design and pedagogy; OERs and learning theories
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Claire Cashmore, BA Linguistics and Phonetics

Claire tells us about studying linguistics and life in Leeds, and shares her top tips for new students.
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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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Fran Chitoriski, BA Linguistics and Phonetics

Fran tells us why she chose Leeds, and how the module programme on her course allowed her to follow her interests and take her own specialisms.
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Julia Chrouch, Senior Student Education Service Officer

0113 343 7011

Faculty of Arts Education Service Functional Manager for Student Support ; examinations; timetabling; management of the LfA admin/student support office
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Dragoș Ciobanu, Associate Professor in Translation Studies

+44 (0)113 343 0091

Computer-Assisted Translation tools; Automatic Speech Recognition for professional translators; corpus linguistics; machine translation; e-learning
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Nikita Clark, BA Linguistics and Phonetics

Nikita joined the University after initially considering studying English. However she found the Linguistics and Phonetics course to be a more natural progression of English Language A Level.
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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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Richard Cleminson, Professor of Hispanic Studies

0113 343 3528

History of Sexuality in Iberia, 1850 to the present; the anarchist movement in Spain; the history of homosexuality, eugenics, nudism, technology and sexuality and hermaphroditism.
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Helen Cockerham, Education Service Officer (Programme Support)

0113 343 6749

Member of the Programme Support Team For general enquiries: smlcexams@leeds.ac.uk (exams and assessments) smlctimetable@leeds.ac.uk (timetabling)
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Haynes Collins, Lecturer in Intercultural Studies

0113 343 3632

Intercultural Studies, Intercultural Communication, Critical Interculturality, Sociolinguistics
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Natalie Conde, BA Classical Civilisation

Second year student Natalie is preparing for her study abroad year in Canada and talks about her time at Leeds so far.
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Paul Cooke, Centenary Chair in World Cinemas

+44 (0)113 34 37295

Contemporary German cinema in its political, aesthetic and industrial context; the role of Hollywood in World Cinema; European Heritage Cinema
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Ingo Cornils, Senior Lecturer in German; Director of Joint Honours Programmes

+44 (0)113 343 3513

Zukunftsbewältigung: Utopian Thought, especially in Romanticism, the German Student Movement ('1968'), Science Fiction, and in the works of Kurd Lasswitz, Hermann Hesse and Uwe Timm.
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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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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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Christiaan Cumine, BA Classical Civilisation

Second year student Christiaan talks about his time at Leeds so far including taking modules in Japanese and competing in the University Athletics team.
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Joe Czajka, BA Linguistics and Phonetics

Joe tells us about his experiences as a Linguistics and Phonetics student at Leeds and gives a true insight into the course.
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Sophiko Daraselia, LCS Researcher

+44 (0) 734 151 9373

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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Catherine Davies, Lecturer in Psycholinguistics

+44 (0)113 343 7627

First language acquisition; developmental pragmatics; experimental pragmatics; psycholinguistics
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Laura Davis, BA Chinese (Modern)

Laura studied in Shanghai for her year abroad. Here she shares her experience and talks about how it improved my language ability.
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Tracy Davnall, BA German and Sociology

Read about Tracy's decision to choose Leeds and find out her top-tips for new students. She also talks about her year abroad as a Language Assistant in Nuremberg, Germany.
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Cécile De Cat, Professor of Linguistics

Language acquisition (first, bilingual, second); second language processing; information structure an its interaction with syntax; corpus-based and experimental studies; statistical modelling
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Ben De Vere White, BA Lingusitics and South East Asian Studies

Ben shares his top tips for new students and his favourite things to do in Leeds.
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Stephanie Dennison, Professor of Brazilian Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3523

My main areas of research are Brazilian film culture and the broader context of World Cinema. I currently lead an AHRC-funded research network entitled Soft Power cinema and the BRICS.
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Christopher Dent, Professor of East Asia's International Political Economy

East Asian regionalism and regionalisation; free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific; renewable energy and low carbon development in East Asia; energy diplomacy
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Petra Desatova, BA International Relations & Thai and South East Asian Studies (2011)

My internship at the Office of Educational Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, in London was a very precious experience that gave me chance to work on various projects, therefore contributed to my personal as well as professional development.
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Petra Desatova, BA International Relations and Thai and South East Asian Studies

Petra explains why the Joint Honours programmes at Leeds attracted her to study her and how the support available at Leeds is useful as an international student.
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Hollie Deste, BA French

Hollie reveals the best thing about Leeds University, tells us her favourite things to do in Leeds and gives her top-tips for new students.
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Ben Devere White, Alumni - Linguistics and Thai

Joint Honours graduate Ben talks about the sense of satisfaction when learning the Thai language.
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James Dickins, Professor of Arabic

+44 (0)113 343 1311

Arabic linguistics; Arabic language pedagogy; Arabic/English translation; Arabic dialectology (especially Sudanese Arabic); functionalist linguistics
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Alex Ding, Director of the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes

0113 33632

Direct language education scholarship projects within the school: English for Academic Purposes especially for research students.
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Sarah Dodd, Lecturer in Chinese Studies

0113-34-33464

Contemporary and classical Chinese fiction; science fiction and fantasy; Chinese cinema; translation
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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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Charlie Drury, BA Thai and Southeast Asian Studies, MA by Research in Thai Studies

Charlie graduated in 2011 after completing her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University. She now works for a London-based charity and visits Thailand regularly as part of her job.
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Alison Durham, BA Linguistics and Phonetics

Linguistics and Phonetics graduate Alison reflects on her time at Leeds and how the flexibility of the course allowed her to tailor it to her interests.
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Judith Eberharter, OeAD Lektorin, Teaching Fellow in German

0044 (0)113 34 33506

Teacher of German as a Foreign and Second Language. Also specialised in language learning and teaching.
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Hanem El-Farahaty, Lecturer in Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting

0113 343 3593

Applied linguistics; English/Arabic translation studies; legal translation; critical discourse analysis; comparative linguistics
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Ahmed Elgindy, Teaching Fellow of Arabic

0113 343 9116

Translation of Islamic political discourse; Sociology of translation; Arabic as a foreign language
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Carly Ellis, BA French (2013)

Carly graduated in 2013 and talks about how her degree has helped her career.
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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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Bethany Evans, BA English and Portuguese

Bethany joined the University to study English Language and Literature, but after taking a Discovery Module in Portuguese she decided to change her degree to Joint Honours BA English and Portuguese.
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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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David Farrell, BA Russian and Spanish

Fourth year student David reflects on his time at Leeds including his role as a co-presenter on Leeds Student Radio and his year abroad in Moscow.
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Alison Fell, Professor of French Cultural History

0113 343 8879

Women and war; French Culture and the First World War; French and British women in the interwar period; French women's writing
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Caroline Fielder, Lecturer in Chinese Studies

0113 343 4403

Religion in contemporary China, especially faith based organisations; civil society; charity and philanthropy; volunteering; citizenship education
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Helen Finch, Associate Professor in German

+44 (0)113 343 3510 | Twitter: @helencfinch

Literature and the Holocaust; W. G. Sebald and H. G. Adler; South Africa in a comparative context; archives; cultural trauma; gender and queer identities in German literature
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Frank Finlay, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures, Director of the Cultural Institute, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Professor of German

+44 (0)113 343 2687

German literature, its social/historical context; the role of the writer-intellectual; contemporary Austrian drama, literature & National Socialism; post-1989 narrative fiction; colonialism
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Joanna Finn, BA Economics and Spanish

Joanna is studying a joint honours degree and is currently preparing for her year abroad in Buenos Aires.
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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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Rachel Flannery, BA French and Italian

As a Joint Honours student Rachel studied in France for her term abroad and spent a further year working as a language assistant.
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Alessandra Flore, Teaching Fellow in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3637

Liaison interpreting; consecutive interpreting; translation and use of language
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Ciara Fogarty, Joint Honours German

Find out how Ciara spent her weekends in Austria and which other parts of Europe she visited during her year abroad.
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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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Sue Fortescue, MA Audiovisual Translation Studies

Sue talks about how she decided to return to the University to study for a Masters after retiring.
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Abigail Francis, BA Russian

Abbie tells us about her experiences in Leeds studying Russian, talks about her study abroad year in Moscow and tells us what she thinks is the best thing about the University.
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Peter Freeth, BA German

Peter talks about all the extra activities he has taken part in whilst studying for his degree at Leeds.
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David Frier, Honorary Research Fellow in Portuguese

+44 (0)113 343 3525

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature in Portuguese, specifically with respect to the historical and intellectual contexts in both Portuguese and wider European literary traditions
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Karima Gaci (FHEA), Teaching Fellow in French

01133430672

French as a foreign language pedagogy; French grammar teaching; Second language acquisition and learning (FLE); Grammar descriptions, discourses and general linguistics
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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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Holly Gibson, BA German

Holly Gibson studies German and explains the best things about her course as well as giving insider top-tips for new students.
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Alice Goacher, BA French and German

Recent graduate Alice tells us about studying abroad in both France and Germany, and about her dissertation research.
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Vahideh Golzard, Part-time Lecturer in Persian

Persian language and culture; Persian-English interpretation; Women and Cyberspace in Iran
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Victoria Granville, BA Russian Advanced

Victoria spent her childhood in Moscow as her father was a diplomat in Russia at the time. This is where her passion for everything Russian stems from. Victoria was also SlavSoc president.
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Stuart Green, Senior Lecturer in Spanish

+44 (0)113 343 3520

Spanish culture and society; performing arts (theatre, film, television and pop music, esp. hip-hop); ethnic identity and multiculturalism, especially Spain's relations with Africa; humour and comedy
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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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Eleanor Groves, BA Economics and German

Eleanor shares her top tips for new students and why she chose Leeds.
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Melisa Guler, BA French and Italian Beginners

Melisa describes the best things about Leeds University and shares her memories of spending a study year abroad.
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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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Madeline Hale, BA French and Music (2013)

Joint Honours graduate Madeline reflects on her time at Leeds and how she found it rewarding to study two subjects. Madeline developed a passion for teaching on her year abroad and is taking up a PGCE
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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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James Halstead, BA Chinese (Modern)

James tells us how he made the most of studying BA Chinese at Leeds and why he decided to study at Leeds.
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Sameh Hanna, Lecturer in Arabic Literature and Translation; Director of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

+44(0)113 343 9111

History of translation in the Arabic tradition; Literary and theatre translation; Sociology of translation; Shakespeare in modern Arab culture; translation and religion
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Sebastian Hare, BA English and Spanish

I was immediately attracted by Leeds' fantastic reputation and particularly of the highly rated English and Spanish departments.
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Grace Harland, BA French and Italian

Grace studies both French and Italian at Leeds. She spent a term in France and a year studying in Verona, read here story here.
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Rochelle Harris, Education Service Functional Manager (Residence Abroad)

+44 113 343 3481

I manage the Residence Abroad Team within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
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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; postcolonial theory; Marxist theory; Anthropocene; literary style; legal personhood; literary theory; contemporary French philosophy; world-ecology.
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Juvaria Hassan, MA Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (2015)

Juvaria completed her undergraduate degree at Leeds before returning to study for a Masters. She talks about the extra activities and events that were available to her whilst she was here.
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Alice Hawkins, BA French and Italian

Alice is a Joint Honours student at Leeds, studying French and Italian. She spent a year teaching in Italy and a term studying in France.
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Irena Hayter, Lecturer in Japanese Studies

+ 44 (0) 113 343 3415

The literary and visual cultures of Japanese modernity and their politics, especially during the interwar years; Japanese film; gender and sexuality; the body and the senses; critical theory
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Natalie Haythornthwaite, BA Linguistics and Phonetics

I am a third year student with the ambition to one day become a speech and language therapist. As well as my academics I am a Netball athlete, competing for England and Yorkshire Jets.
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Bettina Hermoso Gomez, Spanish Teaching Fellow

0113 343 7107

The effective use of new technologies in the language classroom; web 2.0 technologies in language teaching; blended learning; the role of women in contemporary Spanish cinema.
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Richard Hibbitt, Senior Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature

+44 (0)113 343 3495

Nineteenth and early twentieth-century French literature; comparative literature; the fin de siècle; dilettantism and cosmopolitanism.
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Owen Hodkinson, Lecturer in Greek and Roman Cultures; Study Abroad Coordinator; Year in Industry Coordinator.

+44 (0)113 34 33548

Greek letters and epistolary literature; ancient prose fiction and narrative literature; modern receptions of the classics.
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Diana Holmes, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3496

Women writers in France, late nineteenth century to the present; popular and middlebrow fiction; French cinema
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Chris Homewood, Lecturer in German and World Cinemas Programme Manager, JH Film Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3512

Cinematic representations of left-wing terrorism and '1968' in Germany; the cultural memory of the Rote Armee Fraktion; Weimar Cinema; Post-Wall and New German Cinema; the 'Berlin School'; genre
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Claire Honess, Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3631

As Dean of PGR Studies I have academic oversight of all research degree activity in the University. My research interests focus on medieval Italy, especially Dante.
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James (Jim) House, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3489

Algerian War of Independence; histories of antiracism in France from the 1930s; Algerian migrations to France since 1919; colonial racism in France; colonial governance in Algeria and Morocco.
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Sarah Hudspith, Associate Professor in Russian

+44 (0)113 343 3290

Russian and Slavonic literature of the 19th to 21st centuries, especially Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Kundera; canon formation; culture and national identities; globality and globalisation; narrative; humour
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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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Rebecca Ireland, MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies (2 languages)

Rebecca studied MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies.
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Tajul Islam, Lecturer in Islamic Studies; Co-Director of the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam

0113 34 33424

Islamic theology; Quranic studies; Hadith studies; contemporary sectarian polemics
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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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Hannah Jacobsen, BA Italian (B)

Second year student Hannah talks about forming the Italian society and how she is rapidly noticing improvements in her language ability in time for her year abroad.
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Rebecca Jarman, Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies

Latin American culture and politics, especially urbanization, poverty and populism in Venezuela. Eco-catastrophe and protest in contemporary film and literature.
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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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Amy Jones, BA Spanish

Amy talks about her decision to study at Leeds and about discovering Spain on her study year abroad. She also explains how Uni is different to college.
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Kashmir Kaur, Teaching Fellow (FHEA)

0113 343 3355

Currently teaching English for Academic Purposes to post-graduate students, co-ordinating the Foreign Language Assistants’ Course and collaborating on the South West Jiaotong University (SWJT) project
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Wolfgang Keinhorst, Part-time Teaching Fellow in German

German language; the German economy and language for business, enterprise and commerce; intercultural competence, especially in relation to international business
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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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Rosie Kightly Stoker, Student Education Service Officer (Student Support)

0113 343 3245

A member of the Student Education Service team providing high quality support for students taking Languages for All Discovery modules.
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Sam Knight, BA Arabic and French (2012)

Arabic and French graduate Sam Knight talks about his study abroad in Morocco and France, and about life after graduation - with some advice for future students.
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Hendrik Kraetzschmar, Associate Professor in the Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

+44(0)113 343 3423

Authoritarianism and democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa, with focus on civil society, party and electoral politics
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Chiara La Sala, Senior Teaching Fellow in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 9534

Relationship between standard Italian and local or regional varieties spoken in Italy.
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El Mustapha Lahlali, Associate Professor in Arabic and Media

+44 (0)113 343 3427

Arab media and society; discourse analysis, classroom interaction and pedagogy; English and Arabic stylistics; Critical Discourse Analysis and media texts; political discourse
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Yasmin Lambert, BA German and Spanish (2015)

Languages graduate Yasmin returned to Leeds for an alumni careers event and shared her experiences with current students.
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Alison Lamont, BA Chinese (Modern)

Alison answers our questions about studying in Leeds and making the most of opportunities abroad.
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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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Ruru Li, Professor of Chinese Theatre Studies. (Retired from teaching but continuing in research capacity).

Tradition and innovation: performance of Beijing Opera; comparative theatre: traditional and modern theatres in China and Western theatre; intercultural performance art
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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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Siyuan Li 李思远, MA Professional Language and Intercultural Studies; current PhD student in East Asian Studies and Centre for International Business

Siyuan, who is now studying for a PhD at Leeds, talks about studying for an MA Professional Language and Intercultural Studies.
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Simone Lomartire, Teaching Fellow

+113 343 9535

Broadly, my scholarly interests include: Foreign Language Pedagogy, Theatre Studies, Cinema Studies, Canadian Studies, Irish Studies, Semiotics, and Cultural History.
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David Looseley, Emeritus Professor of Contemporary French Culture

The contemporary history of cultural policies, institutions and practices, with particular emphasis on popular culture.
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Nicholas Loubere, Associate Researcher - White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC)

Nicholas Loubere is an Associate Senior Lecturer in the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, and an Associate Researcher in the White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC).
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Claire Lozier, Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3489

Twentieth-century aesthetics of the extreme; baroque aesthetics; sublime; abject; obscenity and pornography; representations of death; stylistics; rhetoric; Georges Bataille; Jean Genet; Samuel Becket
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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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Georgina Males, BA French

Georgina studied French at the University and also took the opportunity to learn Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan as part of her studies too.
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Isabelle Marc, Visiting Research Fellow

French popular music; Chanson; French rap; popular music, aesthetics and identity; intermediality; cultural transfer, especially in the Franco-Spanish context; cultural policies, Spanish popular music
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Anne-Teresa Markovic, DAAD Lektorin

+44 (0)113 343 3502

German as a Foreign and Second Language; language learning and teaching; integration issues in Germany
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Beatrice Martinelli, BA Arabic and English

Find out how Beatrice spent her year abroad in Morocco and her plans for when she graduates
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Sofia Martinho, Teaching Fellow in Portuguese, Director of the Camões Centre for Portuguese Language, LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader

0113 343 7618

Digital literacies for language learning; Uses and effectiveness of technologies in language learning and teaching; Blended-learning; Online autonomous language learning; Speaking skills.
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Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, Principal Teaching Fellow in Spanish

+44 (0)113 343 3529

Open Educational Resources and Practice; Digital Humanities; Spanish Language; Spanish Contemporary Society and Politics; Undergraduate Skills; Autonomous Learning; Oral History
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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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Regine May, Associate Professor

+44 (0)113 34 33541

Ancient drama; The Latin novel; Apuleius' use of Roman comedy, tragedy and mime; Dramatic intertextuality in Apuleius, women in the ancient novels and Greek comedy, short articles on ancient medicine
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Pat McDermott, Honorary Research Fellow

Late 19th and 20th century Spanish literary and cultural history; generation of 1898 and modernism; 1927 generation (particularly García Lorca); civil war and Spanish Republican exile.
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Katie McElvanney, BA History and Russian B

Find out how Katie spent her year abroad in Moscow and which societies she is a member of.
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Victoria McKendrick-Ness, BA English and Spanish

Victoria explains how she spent her year abroad in Mexico and what attracted her to the English and Spanish course at Leeds.
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Holly McKenzie, BA Chinese (Modern) 2013

Holly speaks about working for the British Council.
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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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Isobel Merrett, BA Chinese and Spanish

Read Isobel's experience at Leeds here. She talks about her involvement with several student societies, why she chose to study at Leeds and her year abroad.
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Stefan Mikulin, Teaching Fellow in Interpreting

Teaching Fellow in Interpreting and Module Convenor for French, German and Spanish Interpreting; Retour Interpreting; Public Service Interpreting and Introduction to Interpreting Skills.
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Naoki Mita, MA Professional Language and Intercultural Studies (2013)

Naoki completed the MA Professional and Intercultural Studies in 2013. Read the story.
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Yu Mizuno, MA Professional Languages and Intercultural Studies (2012)

MAPLIS graduate Yu talks about the course and how it offered the opportunity to take modules from a variety of departments at the University.
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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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Gianmarco Morassutti Vitale, BA Arabic and Politics (2014)

Gianmarco talks about life and his career after graduation.
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Rebecca Morcos, BA Arabic and Classical Literature

Find out why the open day made Rebecca apply to Leeds and her top tips for new students.
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John Moreton, Part-Time Language Tutor (Arabic & Turkish)

Arabic-English translation; teaching Arabic and Turkish as foreign languages; the diglossia problem in Arabic teaching; Turkish linguistics, history and culture.
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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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Kazuki Morimoto, Associate Professor in Japanese

+44 (0)113 343 3561

I have been teaching Japanese to all year levels at the University of Leeds since 2005. I am also the Japanese Year Abroad Tutor and responsible for the pre-departure guidance & pastoral care in Japan
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Jeremy Munday, Professor of Translation Studies

+44 (0)113 343 7616

Translation studies; translation theory; discourse analysis; ideology and translation; translator archives and manuscripts
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Tamara Muroiwa, Web Project Manager and Elearning Technologist, ORCIT Project

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Elearning; interpreting pedagogy; open educational resources (OERs); web design; Articulate Storyline; OER localisation; multilingual learning resources; online resource production
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Emma Murray- Jones, BA Chinese and Spanish

Emma shares her experience of her year abroad in Beijing and her top tips for new students.
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Juan Muñoz López, Language Teaching Fellow in Spanish

0113 343 3524

Teaching/learning approaches; use of modern technologies in language teaching; material creation and development; non-verbal communication
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Chris Neil, MA Translation Studies (Arabic) (2012)

I joined the British Council graduate scheme on a role in Libya.
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Diane Nelson, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

Syntax, especially the syntax-morphology interface; syntactic language impairments; language evolution; endangered languages; Uralic languages
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Jennifer Nelson, PhD student

The Mixed Commissions for the abolition of the slave trade in Rio de Janeiro and Havana in the nineteenth century.
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Laurence Newbery-Payton, BA French and Japanese

Laurence spent a year studying in Japan and a term in France. Read his story here.
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Charlotte Noble, BA Asia Pacific Studies & Japanese

Charlotte reviews her first year in Leeds studying Asia Pacific Studies and Japanese and passes on advice to prospective students.
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Judith Nordby, Lecturer in Mongolian Language and Contemporary Affairs

Contemporary Mongolian affairs; history and culture of the Mongols from the Middle Ages to the present; Mongolian language
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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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Alan O'Leary, Professor of Film and Cultural Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3633

Cinema and history; Italian cultural studies; Popular cinema; Terrorism in Italian cinema; The trivial
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Yuka Oeda, Teaching Fellow in Japanese

Foreign language education and teaching methodology; Japanese pedagogy; second language acquisition
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Olivia Ogilvie, BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (2013)

Olivia graduated in 2013 and now works in the United Arab Emirates.
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Eleanor OKell, Visiting Research Fellow

Dr OKell's Visiting Research Fellowship focuses on the role of performance in communicating research results. Her other research interests are in Greek tragedy in ancient and modern contexts.
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Ira Ortigosa, MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies - Bidirectional

Ira spent a year completing her MA and enjoyed joining the different societies at Leeds, found the interpreting facilities here to be great and describes the city as lively! Read her story here
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Jonathan Owen, BA Japanese and Russian B

Jonathan shares his top tips for new students as well as his highlights from his year abroad.
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Corinne Painter, Postgraduate Research Student; Postgraduate Research Teaching Assistant

German Jewish identity, female writers, the German women's movement, responses to anti-Semitism in the Jewish community
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Danielle Palhares de Almeida, MA Audiovisual Translation (2015)

Danielle talks about why she chose Leeds to study for her Masters.
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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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David Pattinson, Lecturer in Chinese Language and Literature; Director of East Asian Studies; Programme Manager for Chinese

0113 3433468

Bees and beekeeping in Chinese culture before 1900; Letter writing and collections in China, especially late Ming and early Qing; Social networks in late imperial China, especially in Jiangxi.
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Elizabeth Pender, Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)113 34 33538

Greek philosophy, particularly the literary aspects of philosophical writing; Plato esp. responses to Greek traditions of philosophy, rhetoric and poetry.
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Ying Peng, Teaching Fellow in Chinese

Teaching Chinese as a foreign language; language teaching curriculum & pedagogy; assessment (washback effects); student-centred learning & learner autonomy; study abroad.
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Cristina Pennisi, MA Professional Language and Intercultural Studies (2015)

Christina talks about how her year at Leeds studying for an MA has supported her career.
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Stephan Petzold, Lecturer in German History, Programme Manager for German, German Residence Abroad Coordinator

+44 (0)113 34 35194

20th-century German history, West Germany in 50s/60s, memory of the Nazi past and Holocaust, German national identity after 1945
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Narongdej Phanthaphoommee

Ideology and Translation Studies, translation of political texts, Systemic Functional Linguistics for Translation Studies
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Federica Pich, Lecturer in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3589

Early Modern and Renaissance literature and art; lyric poetry; chivalric poems; literature and visual arts; memory
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Erin Pickles, Research and Staff Support Officer (on secondment from 27/01/17 for nine months - Lucie Vrsovska, temporary cover).

0113 34 38699

Research Support / Staff Support
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Ross Pike, BA German and Russian B

Find out what Ross loved about the Brotherton library and his history fact about Hyde Park.
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Ross Pike, BA German and Russian (2010)

Joint Honours graduate Ross was keen to continue speaking both languages after he graduated and successfully secured an internship with the European Union's Leonardo programme.
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Mike Pink, BA Economics and Spanish

Mike studied Economics and Spanish and spent his year abroad as a British Council Language Assistant. He now works for Ernst and Young.
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Pier Pischedda, Tutor in Linguistics and Translation Studies

Semantics; sound symbolism; Disney comics/movies; translation; diachronic linguistics; CAT tools; phonetics and phonology
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Thea Pitman, Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3521

Contemporary Latin American cultural production, especially online, and more broadly digital, works, as well as more traditional works of literature & film. Questions of race, ethnicity and gender.
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Sam Platt, BA French and Russian B

Read Sam's experience of studying French and Russian at Leeds here.
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David Platten, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3496

20th and 21st century French literature, especially crime fiction; popular culture and film; aesthetics
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Declan Pleydell-Pearce, BA Linguistics and Phonetics

Declan came to Leeds after spending a number of years travelling and working. He always wanted to study something language-based and the course allows him follow his interest in syntactic theory.
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Leendert Plug, Associate Professor; Director of Linguistics and Phonetics

Phonetics, phonology and interactional linguistics; phonetic reduction; prosodic marking; tempo production and perception
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Luke Postlethwaite, Alumnus - PhD

Beyond the Baustelle: Redefining Berlin's contemporary cinematic brand as that of a global media city
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Hamzah Potia, BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (2010)

Recent graduate Hamzah tells us his favourite part of his degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies and his career plans now he has graduated.
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Hilary Potter, Teaching Fellow in German to English TranslationRecruitment & Admissions Tutor

Translation; Rosenstraße protest; cultural memory and national identity; German-Jewish past; impact.
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Michael Potts, BA Chinese and Russian

Michael spent two years abroad with his joint honours programme, he shares his unmatched experience here.
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Helen Powell, BA English and French

Find out which societies Helen is a member of and what top tips she has for new students.
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Thomas Price, BA Chinese

Recent graduate Thomas was the President of the East Asian Cinema Society whilst studying Chinese at Leeds. Read on to find out where he spent his year abroad and why he enjoyed his time at Leeds.
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Karen Priestley, Education Service Officer (Postgraduate Research)

+44 (0) 113 343 7844

I support all aspects of MA by Research and PhD candidatures across all subject areas in the School
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David Procter, BA Geography and Spanish

David shares his travelling experiences and his plans for when he has graduated.
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Gritiya Rattanakantadilok, Ph.D. Candidate

Translation of traditional Thai poetry; Gender in translation; Buddhism in translation
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Jenni Rauch, School Administrator

+44 (0) 113 343 3364

Management of Research and Staff Support Office. Support for strategic planning and research strategy and monitoring. Oversight of HR processes, finance and purchasing.
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Paul Raymond, BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (2008)

Paul talks about how learning Arabic helped him secure a job in journalism.
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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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Neil Reith, Alumni - BA Thai and South East Asian Studies

Neil describes how his degree in Thai and South East Asian Studies led to his career with the British Council and the option in working in over 50 different countries
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Brian Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Italian Language

The late Middle Ages and Renaissance; the history of the Italian language; the history of the circulation of texts
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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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Kirsty Riley, BA (Hons) French and Linguistics

Kirsty reflects on her time at Leeds, including taking Discovery modules from the School of Education to complement her experience of teaching in France, ultimately leading to her applying for a PGCE.
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Grace Robinson, Alumni - BA Thai and South East Asian Studies

Grace describes how the skills and knowledge gained from her degree has helped with her career in the media, travel, international relations and communications industries!
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Sarah Roderick, BA French and Spanish

Sarah shares her top tips for new students and her favourite things to do in Leeds.
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Roberto Rodriguez-Saona, Teaching Fellow in Latin American Studies

0113 343 3516

Latin American literature, particularly Peruvian literature; urban landscape in contemporary Peruvian literature
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Caroline Rose, Professor of Sino-Japanese Relations

+44 (0)113 343 3471

Contemporary Sino-Japanese relations; nationalism in China and Japan; Sino-Japanese reconciliation; history and citizenship education in China and Japan; Japan's foreign policy
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James Rose, BA French & Italian

James tells us about his Leeds life...
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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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Paul Rowe, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3485

Nineteenth-century intellectual culture, and in particular on Benjamin Constant; Franco-German cultural transfers; the press; the Saint-Simonians
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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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Jenny Rush, BA International Development & Thai & South East Asian Studies

Jen talks about how her use and knowledge of the Thai language helped her to find a great job in a Canadian language school after graduation.
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Nigel Saint, Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 2955

Modern theories of the visual (Marin, Didi-Huberman); writing on the visual arts since 1800, including theory, criticism and literature; modern fiction, especially Yourcenar, Perec, Toussaint.
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Kamal Salhi, Reader in Francophone, Postcolonial and African Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3501

Francophone and post-colonial studies: politics and aesthetics of African cultural production, post-colonial theory, North African cultural and language policies, the cultures of independence
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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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Olivia Santovetti, Associate Professor in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3635

Eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century Italian authors; theory of the novel; self-reflexivity in Italian literature
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Alina Secară, Lecturer in Translation Studies Director of Translation Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3365

Audiovisual translation studies; computer-assisted translation technology; translation training and professional development; education technology and pedagogy
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Adcharawan Seeger, Teaching Fellow in Thai Language and Culture Thailand Year Abroad Coordinator

+44 (0)113 343 6537

She has been teaching Thai language and culture to all levels at the University of Leeds since 2006, and she is also a Thai Year Abroad Tutor.
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Martin Seeger, Associate Professor of Thai Studies

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History of Buddhism in Thailand; contemporary movements in Thai Buddhism and their relations to society, politics and the economy; disputes on Buddhist doctrines in Thailand
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Marie Seng, BA International Development and Spanish (2013)

Joint Honours student Marie spent her year abroad in Chile.
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Abdul B Shaikh, Teaching Fellow in Islamic Studies

Arab and Islamic history and civilization; Abrahamic faiths, theology and philosophy; Judaism and Christianity
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Ingrid Sharp, Professor of German Cultural and Gender History; Graduate Studies Director in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, Chair of University Graduate Examinations Group

+44 (0)113 343 3509

Gender relations and Cultural representation in German History; Women’s groups and the First World War; Gender and Peace History in the commemorations of WW1 and the German Revolution 1918
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Mustapha Sheikh, Lecturer in Islamic Studies; Co-Director of the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam

+44 (0)113 343 3422

Islamic legal theory and theology; Muslim reformist thought; Islamic Finance
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Abdurraouf Shitaw, PhD Student Alumni

Phonetics; phonology; Arabic
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Max Silverman, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3486

Cultural memory, trauma and violence; colonial and post-colonial theory and cultures; immigration, race, nation and citizenship; representations of the city.
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Jane Smalley, Education Service Officer (Programme Support)

0113 3433245

A member of the Student Education Service team providing high quality support for students taking a Languages for All Discovery Module
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Chloe Smith, BA Spanish and Management (2013)

Chloe studied Spanish and Management as a joint honours degree. She qualified for the Robert Ogden Scholarship which she describes as a life saver for getting her through University.
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Angel Smith, Reader in Modern Spanish History

0113 343 3526

I work on nineteenth and twentieth century Spanish history. My main areas of research are social elites, political conflict in early twentieth-century Spain, and nationalisms and national identities.
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Ruth Smith, PA to Head of School

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Provides PA support to the Head of School
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Sarah Smith, BA French

Sarah shares her experience of her year abroad and explains why the Otley run is one of her favourite things to do in Leeds.
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Rex Smith, Visiting Professor

Arabic language, Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic; Literary Mixed Arabic; the history and culture of medieval southern Arabia; the Arabs and Europe in the Middle Ages, using both Arabic and Latin sources.
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Judith Snape, BA French and Spanish

Judith explains why the open day helped her choose French and Spanish at Leeds and which society she is secretary of.
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Kellie Snowden, BA French and German

Kellie explains why Leeds felt 'right' after visiting on an open day and her favourtie things to do in Leeds.
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Rasha Soliman, Lecturer in Arabic Language

Teaching Arabic as a Second Language (TASL); Applied Linguistics; Arabic Sociolinguistics; Curriculum Design; Language learning needs and attitudes; Dialectology and Mutual Intelligibility.
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Xiaoyu Song, MA Conference Interpreting and Translation (2013)

Xiaoyu graduated in 2013 after completing her MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies. She describes Leeds as a lovely and vibrant city and found the EU tutors on the course very impressive
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Inés Soria-Turner, LHRI Fellow Research & Project Officer Centre for World Cinemas & Digital Cultures

Inés produces the Sadler Seminar Series "Remapping World Cinema for the Digital Age" (organiser Prof. Paul Cooke) and works on the AHRC project Troubling the National Brand & Voicing Hidden Histories.
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Mayuri Sriparam, Alumni - BA Spanish and Arabic (2014)

A modern languages degree opens up many doors in terms of international work experience.
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Andy Stafford, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3498

Critical theory, especially the work of Roland Barthes; African and Caribbean literature, politics and historiography; the forme brève
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Emma Stafford, Senior Lecturer in Classics; Deputy Head of School

+44 (0)113 34 33539

Greek social and cultural history, especially myth, religion and sexuality; particular interests in personifications (including Nemesis), Herakles and the Trojan War; receptions of classical myth.
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Nick Stallman, BA Russian & Linguistics (2008)

I graduated from Leeds way back in 2008.
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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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Hannah Stott, BA French

Final year student Hannah spent her year abroad studying in Quebec, Canada with three of her fellow students.
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Gigliola Sulis, Associate Professor in Italian, Director of Italian and Classics

+44 (0)113 343 3639

Multilingual literature; regional and dialect literatures, especially Sardinian; twentieth-century fiction; language and style of Italian writers
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Caroline Summers, Lecturer in Comparative Literary Translation

+44 (0)113 343 3778

Literature of the GDR; Christa Wolf; narrative theory; literary translation; authorship and identity; language and music
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Carmen Swanwick-Roa, MA Applied Translation Studies (2013)

Carmen studied MA Applied Translation Studies and found the focus on vocational skills in the course, such as computer-aided translation, to be fantastic. She describes Leeds as a great place to live.
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Shushan T, BA Chinese and Politics

Read on to find out what the 'number of reasons' were that attracted Shushan to Leeds.
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Stuart Taberner, Professor of Contemporary German Literature, Culture and Society.

0113 343 3504 / Twitter: @stuarttaberner1

German writers and intellectuals after 1945. German literature after 1989. Literature and ageing. Transnationalism. Holocaust Studies. Confronting traumatic pasts in Germany and South Africa.
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David Tandy, Visiting Research Fellow in Classics

David works primarily on Greece before 500, although he ventures forward in economic matters to about 300. His current project is an account of Greek economic and social development to 585 BCE.
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Lucy Tasker, Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies

Lucy tells us about good times spent overseas and here in Leeds.
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Annita Taylor, BA French and German

Annita graduated with a Joint Honours degree in French and German. As a joint honours student she spent time in both France and German. Read her story to find out more.
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Martin Thomas, Lecturer in Translation Studies

+44 (0)113 343 7106

Multilingual graphic communication; multimodal localisation; information design; genre theory; corpus linguistics; translation technologies, especially those supporting collaborative work and learning
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Rebecca Thompson, BA Italian and Spanish

Find out why Rebecca chose Leeds after an Open Day and how she plans to spend her year abroad.
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Anna Thorncroft, BA Chinese and International Relations (2012)

Anna tells us why she chose Leeds to study Chinese and International Relations.
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Haolin Tian, MA Chinese Business and the Asia Pacific (2013)

International student Haolin Tin completed the MA Chinese Business and the Asia Pacific course in 2013.
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Gisela Tomé Lourido, Lecturer in Sociophonetics

+44 (0) 113 343 3222

Sociophonetics; bilingualism; speech perception; L2 speech learning; acquisition of sociophonetic variation
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Matthew Treherne, Head of School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Senior Lecturer in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 8612

Dante and medieval literature; Tasso and Renaissance literature
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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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Katarina Valachova, BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (2014)

Slovak student Katarina joined the University in 2010 and describes her year abroad in Egypt as an amazing experience.
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Joy Walker, BA Arabic and Spanish

Joy explains why her year abroad in Cairo was an adventure and the best thing about Leeds University.
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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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Maryke Walraven, BA Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Maryke shares her plans to move to South America when she graduates and what she thinks is the best thing about Leeds.
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Binhua Wang, Professor of interpreting and translation studies

+44(0)113 343 1717

Interpreter training; interpreting studies; translation studies; English/Chinese interpreting
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Chris Ward, Alumni - MA Applied Translation (Spanish & Portuguese), 2013

The British Council Graduate Scheme was looking for young people with top-level language skills and experience living and working abroad, and having spent several years in Latin America, I thought this sounded ideal.
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Nina Wardleworth, Teaching Fellow in French

Literary depictions of the Second World War in the French Empire; Colonial subjects in the French Resistance; Cultural Representations of the Harkis; The Arab Spring in the Maghreb
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Sarah Waters, Senior Lecturer in French;

+44 (0)113 343 3473

Social protest and conflict in contemporary France; social movement theory (Alain Touraine, Pierre Bourdieu); May 1968; altermondialisme; 2008 economic crisis
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Janet C.E. Watson, Leadership Chair for Language at Leeds

+44 (0)113 343 7069

Documentation of Modern South Arabian languages; Arabic dialectology; phonology; morphology; acoustic and instrumental phonetics
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Frances Weightman, Associate Professor of Chinese Studies

Chinese fiction and authorial identity; literary translation and publication; authorial prefaces and paratexts; seventeenth-century classical Chinese tales; dissent.
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Duncan Wheeler, Chair of Spanish Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3514

Golden Age Drama and Prose Fiction; Hispanic and European cinema(s); Translation; Popular Music; Contemporary Spanish Culture and Politics; Twentieth-Century Spanish Theatre; Gender and Sexuality
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Paul White, Lecturer in Classics

+44 (0)113 34 30693

Classical Latin and Neo-Latin literature, particularly poetry; comparative literature; classical reception; the classical commentary; Renaissance humanism in Europe; history of education
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Daniel Whitehouse, Alumni - BA Thai and South East Asian Studies

Studying Thai and South East Asian Studies at Leeds provided me with a wealth of opportunities, experiences and abilities that will be invaluable throughout my life and future career.
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Joey Whitfield, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Latin American Studies

Contemporary Latin American literature and film especially the themes of crime, violence and the actions of the state in the war on drugs.
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Melinda Whong, Professor of Language Learning and Teaching; Language Centre Director

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Linguistics in language teaching; second language acquisition; English for Academic Purposes and policy in higher education
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Justine Wightman, BA French and Linguistics (2014)

Recent graduate Justine reflects on her time at Leeds including becoming a member of the Mind Matters Society, joining a local choir and teaching English in Brittany for seven months.
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Jane Wilkinson, Lecturer in German

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Contemporary German-speaking theatre and drama, with particular focus on representations of migration, 'postmigration', and transnational experience; border cultures and border theory
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Robert Wilson, BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (2014)

Robert talks about the diverse range of modules that were available for his undergraduate degree.
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James Wilson, Lecturer in Russian and Language Studies; Director of Russian

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Language variation in Czech; variationist sociolinguistics; language pedagogy; corpus-based language learning
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Sophie Woodrow, BA French

Sophie explains why she chose Leeds and what her plans are after graduating.
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Tamsin Wragg, Education Service Officer (Residence Abroad)

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Support and administration with particular responsibility for students of Chinese, Arabic and Thai.
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Clare Wright, Lecturer in Linguistics and Language Teaching

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Second language teaching and learning; L2 morphosyntax; psycholinguistics, working memory; L2 fluency; L2 Mandarin development; EAP; internationalisation of HE
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Daming Wu, Associate Professor in Chinese and Translation Studies

Computer-Assisted Translation; translation and interpreting studies; computer-assisted language learning
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Maria Elizabeth G. Xanthou, Teaching Fellow in Greek literature and language

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Greek lyric poetry, monodic and choral; Attic comedy; Attic rhetoric; 19th c. German classical scholarship; textual criticism; e-learning; ICT methodologies in teaching Greek and Latin.
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Guangcheng Xue, MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies (2013)

Guangcheng came to Leeds to study MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies as he knew the course was recommended by AIIC.
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Ilya Yablokov, Teaching Fellow in Russian Studies

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Russian politics; Russian media; Russian history; conspiracy theories; nation-building and inter-ethnic relations in post-Soviet Russia
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Lan Yang, Lecturer in Chinese

Stylistics and linguistic criticism on literature; applied linguistics; teaching Chinese as a second language; Chinese literature and language of the Cultural Revolution
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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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Roxanne Youman, MA Professional Languages and Intercultural Studies (2014)

Roxanne talks about what drew her to study an MA in Professional Languages and Intercultural Studies.
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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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Michael Zdanowski, PhD in Russian and Slavonic Studies

Michael shares his experience as an undergraduate and postgraduate student at Leeds and shares his experience of interviewing leading government officials during his year abroad!
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Heather Xiaoquan Zhang, Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies

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Socio-economic and human development in China and Southeast Asia (Vietnam); global-local linkages and the impact of globalisation on local development
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