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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

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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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 Applied and Historical Linguistics

Semantics; historical/diachronic linguistics; sound symbolism; CAT tools; translation; 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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