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Husam Haj Omar, Visiting Research Fellow

English/Arabic translation studies; discourse analysis; Arab media and society; Arabic language and linguistics; politics, media and language; literary translation; teaching Arabic as second language
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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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Anna Hall, BA Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

Anna tells us how after her first week of studying Arabic she realised that it was the best decision she could have made.
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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; literary style; postcolonial theory; historical sociology of modernity; Anthropocene; 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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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 Subject Leader, 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 the Leeds Doctoral College

+44 (0)113 343 2808

Dean of the Leeds Doctoral College and Professor of Italian Studies, with a research focus on Dante and medieval Italian poetry, politics and theology.
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Jim House, Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone History

+44 (0)113 343 3489

Political and social history of 20th century Algeria and Morocco; Algerian War of Independence; colonial and postcolonial migrations (France and North Africa) since 1919; French history and politics since 1900 (antiracism).
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Yi-Ping Hu, MA Linguistics and English Language Teaching

Having discovered a passion for both linguistics and language teaching, Yi-Ping came to Leeds from Taiwan to improve her critical thinking and develop her own teaching style.
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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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