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Nigel Saint, Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 2955

Modern theories of the visual (Marin, Didi-Huberman); writing on the visual arts since 1800, including theory, criticism and literature; modern fiction, especially Yourcenar, Perec, Toussaint, Calle.
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Kamal Salhi, Reader in Francophone, Postcolonial and African Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3501

Francophone and post-colonial studies: politics and aesthetics of African cultural production, post-colonial theory, North African cultural and language policies, the cultures of independence
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Michael Samuel, Doctoral Researcher, Languages, Cultures and Societies, Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures.

The relationship between non-fiction "lifestyle" television and the wider heritage industry.
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Jesús Sanjurjo, WRoCAH Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant

Anti-slavery Ideas; Abolitionist Movements in the Atlantic World; Anglo-Spanish Diplomatic and Cultural Relations; History of Ideas.
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Juan Rodriguez Santamaria, Research Postgraduate Student

History of Latin American poetry; Nation, ethnicity, landscape; Uruguay; Ecuador; Cultural Sociology; Cultural Geography; Hermeneutics.
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Olivia Santovetti, Associate Professor in Italian

+44 (0)113 343 3635

Eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century Italian authors; theory of the novel; self-reflexivity in Italian literature
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Alina Secară, Lecturer in Translation Studies Director of Translation Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3365

Audiovisual translation studies; computer-assisted translation technology; translation training and professional development; education technology and pedagogy
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Adcharawan Seeger, Teaching Fellow in Thai Language and Culture Thailand Year Abroad Coordinator

+44 (0)113 343 6537

She has been teaching Thai language and culture to all levels at the University of Leeds since 2006, and she is also a Thai Year Abroad Tutor.
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Martin Seeger, Associate Professor of Thai Studies


History of Buddhism in Thailand; contemporary movements in Thai Buddhism and their relations to society, politics and the economy; disputes on Buddhist doctrines in Thailand
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Marie Seng, BA International Development and Spanish (2013)

Joint Honours student Marie spent her year abroad in Chile.
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Abdul B Shaikh, Teaching Fellow in Islamic Studies

Arab and Islamic history and civilization; Abrahamic faiths, theology and philosophy; Judaism and Christianity
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Ingrid Sharp, Professor of German Cultural and Gender History; Graduate Studies Director in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, Chair of University Graduate Examinations Group

+44 (0)113 343 3509

Gender relations and Cultural representation in German History; Women’s groups and the First World War; Gender and Peace History in the commemorations of WW1 and the German Revolution 1918
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Mustapha Sheikh, Lecturer in Islamic Studies; Co-Director of the Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam

+44 (0)113 343 3422

Islamic legal theory and theology; Muslim reformist thought; Islamic Finance
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Abdurraouf Shitaw, PhD Student Alumni

Phonetics; phonology; Arabic
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Max Silverman, Professor of French

+44 (0)113 343 3486

Cultural memory, trauma and violence; colonial and post-colonial theory and cultures; immigration, race, nation and citizenship; representations of the city.
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Jane Smalley, Education Service Officer (Programme Support)

0113 3433245

A member of the Student Education Service team providing high quality support for students taking a Languages for All Discovery Module
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Ruth Smith, PA to Head of School

0113 343 1779

Provides PA support to the Head of School
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Rex Smith, Visiting Professor

Arabic language, Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic; Literary Mixed Arabic; the history and culture of medieval southern Arabia; the Arabs and Europe in the Middle Ages, using both Arabic and Latin sources.
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Angel Smith, Reader in Modern Spanish History

0113 343 3526

I work on nineteenth and twentieth century Spanish history. My main areas of research are social elites, political conflict in early twentieth-century Spain, and nationalisms and national identities.
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Chloe Smith, BA Spanish and Management (2013)

Chloe studied Spanish and Management as a joint honours degree. She qualified for the Robert Ogden Scholarship which she describes as a life saver for getting her through University.
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Sarah Smith, BA French

Sarah shares her experience of her year abroad and explains why the Otley run is one of her favourite things to do in Leeds.
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Judith Snape, BA French and Spanish

Judith explains why the open day helped her choose French and Spanish at Leeds and which society she is secretary of.
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Kellie Snowden, BA French and German

Kellie explains why Leeds felt 'right' after visiting on an open day and her favourtie things to do in Leeds.
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Rasha Soliman, Lecturer in Arabic Language

+44 (0)113 343 9826

Teaching Arabic as a Second Language (TASL); Applied Linguistics; Arabic Sociolinguistics; Curriculum Design; Language learning needs and attitudes; Dialectology and Mutual Intelligibility.
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Xiaoyu Song, MA Conference Interpreting and Translation (2013)

Xiaoyu graduated in 2013 after completing her MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies. She describes Leeds as a lovely and vibrant city and found the EU tutors on the course very impressive
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Inés Soria-Turner, LHRI Fellow Research & Project Officer Centre for World Cinemas & Digital Cultures

Inés produces the Sadler Seminar Series "Remapping World Cinema for the Digital Age" (organiser Prof. Paul Cooke) and works on the AHRC project Troubling the National Brand & Voicing Hidden Histories.
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Mayuri Sriparam, Alumni - BA Spanish and Arabic (2014)

A modern languages degree opens up many doors in terms of international work experience.
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Andy Stafford, Senior Lecturer in French

+44 (0)113 343 3498

Critical theory, especially the work of Roland Barthes; African and Caribbean literature, politics and historiography; the forme brève
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Emma Stafford, Senior Lecturer in Classics; Deputy Head of School

+44 (0)113 34 33539

Greek social and cultural history, especially myth, religion and sexuality; particular interests in personifications (including Nemesis), Herakles and the Trojan War; receptions of classical myth.
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Nick Stallman, BA Russian & Linguistics (2008)

I graduated from Leeds way back in 2008.
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Clara Stella, Alumni - PhD student, Italian

History of the book; Sixteenth-century anthologies ; Renaissance literature; Women and Gender Studies; The history of the circulation of texts; Lodovico Domenichi
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Sally Stephens, Research Postgraduate Student

Medieval Western European poetry, Strophic poetry, the Andalusi zajal, metric system transferance, Performance Poetry
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Matthew Stickland, MAR student in Franco-Algerian history

Researching the Philippeville Massacre, 20 August 1955, as a key event in the Algerian War of Independence and the relationship between colonial and revolutionary violence.
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Hannah Stott, BA French

Final year student Hannah spent her year abroad studying in Quebec, Canada with three of her fellow students.
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Gigliola Sulis, Associate Professor in Italian, Director of Italian and Classics

+44 (0)113 343 3639

Multilingual literature; regional and dialect literatures, especially Sardinian; twentieth-century fiction; language and style of Italian writers
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Caroline Summers, Lecturer in Comparative Literary Translation

+44 (0)113 343 3778

Literature of the GDR; Christa Wolf; narrative theory; literary translation; authorship and identity; language and music
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Carmen Swanwick-Roa, MA Applied Translation Studies (2013)

Carmen studied MA Applied Translation Studies and found the focus on vocational skills in the course, such as computer-aided translation, to be fantastic. She describes Leeds as a great place to live.
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