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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, Lecturer in Interpreting (teaching only)


Interpreting trainer on the MA 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 3496

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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