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.

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 ...

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 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

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 ...