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Gregorio Alonso, Lecturer in Spanish History

+44 (0)113 343 3515

Political and religious conflicts in Modern Europe and Latin America; the making of the liberal, nationalistic and Catholic traditions during the nineteenth century; democracy and democratization.
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Manuel Barcia, Professor of Latin American History

0113 343 7617

African slavery and slave trade in the Atlantic World; forms of slave resistance in the Americas (particularly Cuba and Brazil).
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Richard Cleminson, Professor of Hispanic Studies

0113 343 3528

History of Sexuality in Iberia, 1850 to the present; the anarchist movement in Spain; the history of homosexuality, eugenics, nudism, technology and sexuality and hermaphroditism.
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Stephanie Dennison, Professor of Brazilian Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3523

My main areas of research are Brazilian film culture and the broader context of World Cinema. I currently lead an AHRC-funded research network entitled Soft Power cinema and the BRICS.
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Stuart Green, Senior Lecturer in Spanish

+44 (0)113 343 3520

Spanish culture and society; performing arts (theatre, film, television and pop music, esp. hip-hop); ethnic identity and multiculturalism, especially Spain's relations with Africa; humour and comedy
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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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Rebecca Jarman, Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies

Latin American culture and politics, especially urbanization, poverty and populism in Venezuela. Eco-catastrophe and protest in contemporary film and literature.
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Sofia Martinho, Teaching Fellow in Portuguese, Director of the Camões Centre for Portuguese Language

0113 343 7618

Digital literacies for language learning; Uses and effectiveness of technologies in language learning and teaching; Blended-learning; Online autonomous language learning; Speaking skills.
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Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, Principal Teaching Fellow in Spanish

+44 (0)113 343 3529

Open Educational Resources and Practice; Digital Humanities; Spanish Language; Spanish Contemporary Society and Politics; Undergraduate Skills; Autonomous Learning; Oral History
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Jeremy Munday, Professor of Translation Studies

+44 (0)113 343 7616

Translation studies; translation theory; discourse analysis; ideology and translation; translator archives
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Juan Muñoz López, Language Teaching Fellow in Spanish

0113 343 3524

Teaching/learning approaches; use of modern technologies in language teaching; material creation and development; non-verbal communication
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Lourdes Parra, Doctoral Researcher and Education Outreach Fellow

Latin American travel writers, and more broadly feminist and queer theories in literature, critical discourse and cultural analysis.
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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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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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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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Duncan Wheeler, Chair of Spanish Studies

+44 (0)113 343 3514

Golden Age Drama and Prose Fiction; Hispanic and European cinema(s); Translation; Popular Music; Contemporary Spanish Culture and Politics; Twentieth-Century Spanish Theatre; Gender and Sexuality
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Joey Whitfield, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Latin American Studies

Contemporary Latin American literature and film especially the themes of crime, violence and the actions of the state in the war on drugs.
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