Doctoral researchers in Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages has a vibrant postgraduate community, carrying out research in a broad range of areas. Profiles of some of our current doctoral researchers and details of their research are listed below.

Ella Elhoudiri

Ella Elhoudiri

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: Unusual places and exceptional people: women, minorities and the Self in the travel accounts of non-colonial observers in Libya during the colonial period 1911-1951
Supervisors: Dr Berny Sebe and Dr Anissa Daoudi

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 Hilary Brown and Gabriela Saldanha
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, ...

Diane M. Michael

Diane M. Michael

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: “Concrétisations cinématographiques de l’identité française : Défenses symptomatiques”/“Cinematic Concretisations of French Identity: Symptomatic Defences”
SupervisorDr Andrew Watts and Dr Kate Ince
PhD Modern Languages

Michele Piscitelli

Michele Piscitelli

Doctoral researcher

PhD Title: ‘An Englishman without techyng can not speake the words of an Ytalyan’: Italian language learning during the reign of Henry VIII
PhD Modern Languages

Yana Shabana

Yana Shabana

Doctoral researcher

Phd title: Translation Through the Prism of Settler-Coloniality: Indigenous Elimination, Framed Translation, and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Supervisor: Professor Rebecca Gould
PhD Modern Languages

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 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 and Italian as a Foreign ...