Doctoral researchers in Modern Languages

Maria Elena Alampi

Maria Elena Alampi

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: The economic crisis on the big screen: the Italian precariat in the new millennium
Supervisors: Dr Clodagh Brook and Dr Charlotte Ross
PhD Italian Studies by Distance Learning

I completed my BA in Modern Languages at the University of Messina in 2008 with a thesis on the postmodern cinema of Woody Allen. Subsequently, in 2012, I obtained my MA in Modern Languages: Literatures and ...

Marco Bellardi

Marco Bellardi

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: The influence of cinema on literature in the postmodern age
Supervisor: Dr Clodagh Brook and Dr Emanuela Patti
PhD Italian Studies

I completed my BA in Humanities in 2008 and gained a MA in Modern Humanities at the Università degli Studi di Milano in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Falcetto and Prof. Giovanna Rosa in 2011 with a thesis on the Italian writer Giuseppe ...

Giulia Covarino

Giulia Covarino

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: The role of literature in teaching Italian as a foreign language to adults at elementary level
Supervisors: Clelia Boscolo and Professor John Klapper
PhD Italian Studies

I completed my BA (2007) and my MA (2010) in International Relations at the University of Perugia. Whilst at Perugia, I was granted a number of scholarships to study and/or work in different countries (France, Finland, ...

Maria Del Buono

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: An Interdisciplinary dialogue between cinema and its posters: Italy 1945-1979
Supervisors: Dr Clodagh Brook and Dr Lara Pucci(University of Nottingham)
PhD Italian Studies

I completed my BA in Science and Technology of Art at the University of Palermo in 2009. Subsequently, I obtained my MA in History of Art cum laudeat the University of Siena, in 2012, under the ...

Dr Fabrizio Di Maio

Dr Fabrizio Di Maio

Teaching Fellow

My main areas of interest are contemporary Italian literature and language pedagogy.

Farah Nadia Harun

Farah Nadia Harun

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Corpus-Based Stylistic Analysis on Women's Issues: A Study of Modern Arabic Newspapers
SupervisorDr Anissa Daoudi and Dr Paul Thompson
PhD Modern Languages

Currently, I am doing my Phd in Modern languages particularly in Arabic. Previously, I have completed my BA and MA in Arabic and Communication at Islamic Science University of Malaysia. My interest is on Arabic and Media.

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Muhammad Marwan Ismail

Muhammad Marwan Ismail

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Discursive Constructions and Struggles Around the Arab Spring: Critical Discourse Analysis of Modern Arabic News Articles
SupervisorDr Anissa Daoudi
PhD Modern Languages

Currently, I am doing my Phd in Modern languages (Arabic). Previously, I have my BA in Arabic Language and Literature form The Hashemite University, Jordan and MA in Arabic Linguistic from International Islamic ...

Anne M. Leahy

Anne M. Leahy

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Paths to Signed Language Interpreting in Great Britain and America since 1150 AD
Supervisor: Dr Angela Kershaw and Dr Hilary Brown
PhD in Modern Languages (Translation)

I have been a private practice American Sign Language-English interpreter/translator, mentor and presenter since 1989. My MA is in Professional Communication, from Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, US. My ...

Balsam Mustafa

Balsam Mustafa

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Translating Islamic State (Daesh): reframing narratives
Supervisors: Dr Natalia Rulyova and Professor Scott Lucas
PhD in Modern Languages (Translation)

I started my PhD at Birmingham University in 2013. My focus is on translation, media, and politics, particularly with regards to Islamic State in Iraq.  I completed my BA and MA in translation and interpreting studies in ...

Linda Schmucker

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Travelling Childhood Memories of the Second World War: German-American Women’s Participation in the US-American Contemporary Memoir Boom
Supervisor: Dr. Joanne Sayner
PhD German Studies

I graduated from the University of Kentucky in the USA with an MA in German Studies and an MA in Education. During my graduate studies in German literature I developed a strong interest in ...

Anna Lisa Somma

Anna Lisa Somma

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: 'Donna con donna' (woman with woman): representations of female-female desire in early modern Italian literature
Supervisor: Dr Ita Mac Carthy and Dr Charlotte Ross
PhD Italian Studies

I completed my BA in Italian literature at the University of Pisa and my MA in Modern Philology at the Sapienza University of Rome. I also obtained a Master’s Degree in Teaching Italian Culture ...

Xiaolong Tang

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Using Technology to Facilitate Students’ Learning of Chinese Characters
SupervisorProfessor John Klapper
PhD Modern Languages

Antonia Wimbush

Antonia Wimbush

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Exile in Francophone women’s autobiographical writing
Supervisors: Dr Louise Hardwick
PhD French Studies

I obtained a BA in French and Spanish with proficiency in Portuguese at the University of Exeter. Having completed an MA in Translation Studies at the University of Exeter, I am now working towards a PhD in Francophone postcolonial literature.

David Zell

Doctoral researcher

PhD title: Major cultural commemorations and the construction of cultural & political identity in the GDR, 1959-1983
Supervisors: Dr Joanne Sayner and Dr Sara Jones
PhD German Studies

After taking early retirement from a 39 year international business career David resumed formal academic studies and in 2012 completed a two-year part-time MA course in History (European) at Kingston ...