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Adam Ramadhan, BA Arabic and Islamic Studies

Having spent most of his life in the Middle East, Adam had a general interest in that part of the world but it upon moving to Britain he began to delve deeper into the history of the region.
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Shaffa Ramzan, BA Languages, Cultures and English

Shaffa enjoyed English and she discovered she could study it alongside Arabic she knew it was what she wanted to do.
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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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