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Sharon Bernor

Programme Administrator (Postgraduate)
Room : Arts One 1.08
+44 20 7882 8332

Nepa Brownsmith

Resources Manager
Room : Bancroft Building 120a
+44 (0)20 7882 2678

Carme Calduch

Catalan Language Assistant
Room : Arts One: 1.40

Elena Carrera

Senior Lecturer In Hispanic Studies
Room : Arts One 127
+44 (0)20 7882 8429

Research interests : History of ideas, critical theory, early modern autobiography, gender and power in early modern Spain, history of madness, the emotions in medieval and early modern Europe

Patricia D'Allemand

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies
Room : Arts One 122
+44 (0)20 7882 8296

Research interests : Latin American literature, cultural history and history of ideas, with particular emphasis upon Colombia, the Andean region and Southern Cone countries

Trevor Dadson

Professor of Hispanic Studies
Room : Arts One
+44 (0)20 7882 5738

Research interests : Spanish Golden Age (poetry, Cervantes, textual editing, book ownership and literacy, cultural, literary and social history); contemporary Spanish poetry (1950-the present)

Edward Donovan

Administrator, Foundation Programmes
Room : Bancroft Building 124
+44 (0)20 7882 2829

Angela Dorado-Otero

Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in Iberian and Latin American Studies

Rosa Vidal Doval

Departmental exams coordinator
Room : Arts One 1.26
+44 (0)20 7882 8430

Research interests : Medieval Spanish history, anti-Semitism, conversos, religious polemics, preaching and sermons

Mar Encinas-Puente

Spanish Language and Year Abroad Coordinator
Room : Arts One 129B
+44 (0) 20 7882 8326

Research interests : Language course design (on-line teaching and traditional programs). Vocabulary acquisition for medical, legal, journalistic and financial professions. Spanish & Latin-American literature and cinema.

Ian Ericson

External Liaison Manager
Room : Francis Bancroft 1.24
ext. 8137

Jill Evans

Head of Administration
Room : Arts One 1.03
+44 (0)20 7882 8300


Room : Arts One 134
+44 (0)20 7882 8302

Research interests : Migration, Multilingualism & Culture; Censorship, Exile & Cultural Resistance; Contemporary Iberian & Latin American Studies (Cuba, Central America, & Spain); Poetry, Drama, Art and Film; Comparative Literature and Culture

Frances Goodingham

Brazilian Portuguese Leitora
Room : Arts One 140C
+44 (0)20 7882 8295

Research interests : Portuguese Language Teaching; Brazilian Studies; Cultural Politics; Cultural History; Afro-Brazilian Culture

Spela Gruden

Programme Administrator (In-Sessional and Pre-Sessional Programmes)
Room : Arts One 1.08
+44 (0)20 7882 2827

Birgitta Hall

Year Abroad Development Manager
Room : Arts One 108
+44 (0)20 7882 5909

Heather Heiner

Exams and Assessment Officer (Postgraduate & Foundation Programmes)
Room : Bancroft 124
+44 20 7882 6640

John London

Chair of Department, Director of Centre for Catalan Studies
Room : 1.33 Arts One

Research interests : Catalan culture; European theatre; Fascist culture; Futurism; translation (theory, history, and practice)

Luisa Marti

Lecturer in Hispanic Linguistics
Room : Arts One 1.24
+44 (0)20 7882 8323

Research interests : Semantics and its interfaces with morpho-syntax and pragmatics

Patricia Silva McNeill

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research interests : Poetry, Modernism, Lusophone Literary and Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature, Visual Cultures

Guilherme Perdigao Murta

Brazilian Leitor
Room : Arts One 140C
+44 (0)20 7882 8295

Parvati Nair

Professor of Hispanic, Cultural and Migration Studies
Room : Arts One 118
+44 (0)20 7882 8317

Research interests : Theories and representations of migration, mobility, urban spaces, displacement, ethnicity and gender

Rose Mary Abrâo Nascif

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2016-2017)

Research interests : Migration Literature; Translation (Portuguese/Spanish); Comparative Literature (Hispanic American and Brazilian Literature); Gender Studies.

Ralph Penny

Professor Emeritus of Romance Philology and Research Professor

Research interests : History of Spanish, dialectology, language variation and change, sociolinguistics

Ester Pou

Catalan Language Assistant
Room : Arts One 140C
+44 (0)20 7882 8324

Research interests : Twentieth-century Catalan Women Writers, Translation and Gender Studies

Christopher Pountain

Emeritus Professor of Spanish Linguistics
+44 (0)20 7882 8323

Research interests : The linguistics of Spanish and the Romance languages, Historical syntax, Variation in the history of Spanish, Language standardization, Language contact, Using corpora in linguistic research

Julia Rollitt

Programme Administrator (Undergraduate)
Room : Arts One, room 1.08
+44 20 7882 8331

Xelo Sanmateu

Senior Language Instructor in Spanish
Room : Arts One 140B
+44 (0)20 7882 8327

Dr. Sonia Fatima Schwendler

The Newton Fund was awarded to Dr Schwendler and Professor Vieira to develop a pioneering project that will contribute to social welfare in Brazil’s countryside by investigating and promoting the inclusion of gender issues in the syllabi of rural schools.

Research interests : Gender studies, education and social movements, comparative Latin American and agrarian reform studies.

Rosine Smyrl

Student Experience Manager
Room : ArtsOne 103a
+44 (0)20 7882 2825

Lisa Stubbings

Programme Administrator (Undergraduate)
Room : Arts One 1.08
+44 20 7882 8314

Hazel Tsoi-Wiles

Resources Administrator
Room : 1.24 Bancroft Building
ext. 6636

Else Vieira

Coordinator of Portuguese; Reviews Editor of the Hispanic Research Journal; Director of Graduate Programmes in Hispanic Studies
Room : Arts One 141B
+44 (0)20 7882 8335

Research interests : Brazilian Studies and Cinema; Lusophone African Cinema; Argentine and Chilean Cinemas; Gender Studies; Translation Studies.

Eli Vilar

Spanish Language Instructor
Room : Arts One 140B
+44 (0)20 7882 8336

Research interests : Pragmatics, English as a Second Language, English as a Lingua Franca, Internet-based resources for language teaching, Creating on-line materials

Jane Whetnall

Honorary Research Fellow

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