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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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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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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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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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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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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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