Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

  • BS8 1TE

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our expertise covers a wide range of subjects in Hispanic, Latin American, Portuguese and Catalan culture and history, and we enjoy a high-profile reputation at national and international level for our teaching and research.

After English, Spanish is the most widely spoken of the world’s European languages and is the second language of the USA. Portuguese is the language of Brazil, Latin America’s largest country and an emerging global economy, as well as being spoken in five African countries and parts of Asia. Catalan is an important regional language spoken on the eastern coast of Spain. There are well-established exchange links with universities in Spain and Portugal, as well as with several universities in Latin America, giving a very cosmopolitan atmosphere to the Department.

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    Research Output

    Mixed-methods approaches to the study of language attitudes

    Hawkey, J. W. & Kircher, R., 2021, (In preparation) Research Methods in Language Attitudes. Kircher, R. & Zipp, L. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Paid to Care: Domestic Workers in Contemporary Latin American Culture

    Randall, R., 2021, (In preparation) University of Texas Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    ReFocus: The Films of Lucrecia Martel

    Merchant, P. (ed.), Kratje, J. (ed.) & Christofoletti Barrenha, N. (ed.), 2021, (In preparation) Edinburgh University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book


    Student theses

    Capital, Monopoly and Economic Nationalism: A History of British Railways in Colombia, 1902-1930

    Author: Primmer, A., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Brown, M. (Supervisor) & Decker, R. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    On becoming a teacher-researcher in an academic context of in-service education case study of a group or EFL teachers.

    Author: Reis Jorge, J. M., 2000

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    The Experience of Colour in the Theatre of Federico García Lorca

    Author: Boyd, J., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Harrow, S. (Supervisor) & Kitts, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Annual Prize for the best thesis on a contemporary history topic - runner up (special mention)

    Rhian Atkin (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Harold Blakemore Essay Prize

    Randall, Rachel (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Mapping Intercultural Conversations

    Crow, Jo E (Recipient), 1 Feb 2017

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Centenary of a tragi-comedy

    F J Romero Salvado (Advisor)

    27 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    SWW DTP2 reviewer

    Edward King (Examiner)

    5 Feb 202014 Feb 2020

    Activity: Examination typesExternal Examination and Supervision

    American Historical Association Annual Conference

    Jo E Crow (Participant)

    5 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference