Staff in Hispanic Studies Back to 'Spanish' Dr Jennifer Arnold Research Fellow I am currently working as Research Fellow on the project ‘Inner and Outer Exile in Fascist Germany and Spain’. My main research interests are the theory and practice of literary translation, the reception of translated fiction, particularly Spanish and Catalan, in the UK market with a focus on reader responses, and the perception of national and cultural identity through translation. Dr Alice Corr Lecturer in Modern Languages I am a Lecturer in Modern Languages specialising in the linguistics (especially morphosyntax) and dialectology of the Ibero-Romance language family (Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan and other lesser-known languages such as Asturian, Aragonese, Aranese, Ladino/Judaeo-Spanish, Leonese, Mirandese and Mozarabic). Before coming to Birmingham in 2017, I was a Research Fellow at Pembroke College, ... Cristina Fernández Recasens Catalan Language and Culture Teaching Fellow I studied Humanities at the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. Afterwards I completed a master’s degree in Teaching Catalan and Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Girona. Currently I am writing my doctoral thesis under the supervision of Doctor Mariona Masgrau within the programme of interdisciplinary didactics of the arts at the University of Girona. My focus is to ... Professor Andrew Ginger Chair of SpanishHead of School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music In my research, I am interested in how the modern Hispanic world fits with the wider span of cultures over time and place. By extension, I am concerned with the notion of ‘commonality’ over stretches of geography and history. My concerns are interdisciplinary, ranging across visual cultures and cinema, thought, and literature. Mariana González Boluda Teaching Fellow in Spanish I have been teaching languages for more than 20 years in different countries (France, Jamaica and the USA). I am very interested in online language learning. My research centers on the use of new technologies (especially social networks) as tools to foster autonomous learning and student motivation in foreign language learning. Dr Monica Jato Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies I came to the University of Birmingham in September 2007. I previously worked at Michigan State University, The University of New Hampshire and The University of North Texas. Professor Francis Lough Professor of Hispanic StudiesHead of the Department of Modern Languages My main teaching and research interests are in 20th and 21th century Spanish literature and cinema, although I have also an interest in the works of Jose Saramago, Felisberto Hernandez and the Spanish philosopher María Zambrano. Currently I am working on the literature of the Spanish Civil War, including graphic novels. Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés Lecturer in Catalan Studies A native of Barcelona, I studied Hispanic Philology and completed the doctorate courses in Catalan Philology at the University of Barcelona. I arrived at the University of Birmingham in 2001 where I completed my doctoral thesis entitled ‘Intertextual dynamics in Gabriel Ferrater’s work: the role of English poetry’. I taught all levels of Catalan Language and content modules ... Dr Margarida McMurry Teaching Fellow in Portuguese I am an enthusiastic teacher of Portuguese language. My research interests are varied. I especially enjoy researching and understanding how the co-constructive process of writing and reading work and how authors and readers communicate with each other. Dr Anna Milsom Lecturer in Modern Languages I teach Spanish language and translation, drawing on my practice as a literary translator and my background in visual arts. I am interested in creativity in translation, co-translation and the ways that art, translation and text-making can interact. Dr Lucy O’Sullivan Lecturer in Modern Languages (Spanish) Dr Robert Oakley Honorary Research Fellow in Hispanic Studies I taught Spanish, Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature at the University of Birmingham for 31 years, retiring in 1998. Dr Lorraine Ryan Lecturer in Hispanic Studies Dr Lorraine Ryan is an award-winning international researcher in the fields of Spanish literature, memory studies, and gender. She has been a visiting fellow to the IMLR (Institute of Modern Languages Research Institute) in the University of London (2014-2015), and the Georg Eckert Institute for School Textbook Research in Leipzig (2015-16). Dr. Ryan was a Birmingham Fellow from ... Mr Antonio M. Sánchez Senior Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies I have been at Birmingham since 2005. I teach Latin American culture, literature and intellectual history as well as Spanish language and translation. Rosa Sánchez-Riobo Spanish Language Instructor Teaching Spanish language for undergraduates has been both a challenge and a pleasure for the past seven years. I sincerely hope to continue doing so for many coming years. Dr Emanuelle Santos Lecturer in Modern Languages I am a Lecturer in Modern Languages at the Department of Modern Languages, where I also coordinate the Portuguese Studies programme and the Instituto Camões’ Cátedra Gil Vicente. My research focuses on the intersections between the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world, postcolonial studies, and theories of world literature, drawing attention to the global-local ... Dr Norma Schifano Lecturer I am a Lecturer in Modern Languages specialising in the comparative morphosyntax of Spanish and the Romance languages, with a particular focus on the documentation of non-standard and endangered varieties (including Italo-Greek), phenomena of language contact and microvariation. Antonio Terron-Barroso Teaching Associate in Spanish Before joining the University of Birmingham in 2018, I taught Spanish at Cardiff University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My current research focus is on the linguistic construction of the Spanish national identity through media, specialising in contemporary transnational cinema. Dr Aengus Ward Professor in Medieval Iberian Studies I have been a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages (Hispanic Studies) since 1994. I teach medieval Spanish literature and Spanish language and linguistics. My research interests lie in the fields of medieval Spanish history and historiography, textual editing, diachronic phonology and syntax. My research project the Estoria de Espanna Digital (estoria.bham.ac.uk) is the first major ... Dr Jules Whicker Senior Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies I am an enthusiastic teacher and student of Hispanic Literature and Culture and especially that of the Spanish Golden Age, an era that originated many of the most compelling, sophisticated and influential works in Hispanic literature and art. I also have a long-standing interest in translation, having translated (independently and in collaboration) several golden-age comedias, a quantity of ... Dr Enea Zaramella Lecturer in Latin American Studies I was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages at Birmingham in 2017. My main research and teaching interests are Latin American literatures and sound cultures between the late 19th and late 20th centuries.