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Teaching and research staff within Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.

An alphabetical list of staff profiles can be found below.

Room numbers, email addresses, and telephone extensions can be found in the staff directory.

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Dr Ignacio Aguiló
Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies

Specialisms: Race in contemporary Latin American culture; popular culture and kitsch; visual culture; popular music; decolonial/post-development theory; digital anthropology.

Mr Almiro Andrade (from January 2020)
Lecturer in Portuguese Cultural Studies

Dr David Bailey
Lecturer in Portuguese Cultural Studies

Specialisms: Lusophone literatures; the 19th century; queer and postcolonial studies; urban and popular culture.

Ms Adriana Bausells-Espin
Language Tutor in Spanish

Specialisms: Translation; audiovisual translation (audio description) and foreign language (FL) teaching; FL pragmatics; interculturality in FL teaching.

Dr Luis Castellví Laukamp (from January 2020)
Lecturer in Spanish Cultural Studies

Dr José Peixoto Coelho de Souza
Language Tutor in Portuguese

Specialisms: Language teaching materials development; the use of songs in language teaching; Portuguese as an Additional Language teaching; literomusical literacy.

Dr Francisco A Eissa-Barroso
Lecturer in Latin American History

Specialisms: Early Modern Spanish World; Political History; Early Bourbons; Atlantic Lives; Imperial History; Networks; Military Officers; History of Political Thought.

Dr Valentino Gianuzzi
Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies

Specialisms: César Vallejo; Latin American literary and pictorial avant-gardes; Latin American magazines and print culture; Peruvian literature; literary translation.

Ms Blanca González-Valencia
Language Tutor in Spanish

Specialisms: Audiovisual translation; translation and contextualisation in the FL classroom; the adaptation of audiovisual products. 

Ms Alhucema Lara-López
Language Tutor in Spanish

Specialisms: Linguistics applied to teaching Spanish as foreign language.

Dr Samuel Llano
Senior Lecturer in Spanish Cultural Studies

Specialisms: Urban studies; transnationalism; sound studies; music; cultural history.

Dr Susana Lorenzo-Zamorano
Senior Language Tutor in Spanish (Language Coordinator)

Specialisms: theatre studies; pedagogy and methodology with special interest in Language for Specific Purposes (LSP); Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL); mediation and interculturality; Problem-Based Learning (PBL); Education for Sustainable Development (ESD); the use of literature and ICT in language teaching. 

Dr Deborah Madden
Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

Specialisms: Iberian Studies; gender and sexuality; feminist politics and culture; biopolitics 

Dr Rubén Peinado-Abarrio
Language Tutor in Spanish

Specialisms: The connections between contemporary narrative fiction from the United States and the Spanish-speaking world; the use of literature in the foreign language classroom.

Ms Eulalia Pereira-Gumbley
Language Tutor in Portuguese

Prof Karl Posso
Professor of Latin American Studies; Deputy Head of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Specialisms: Brazilian (and Latin American) art; 20th-century and contemporary Spanish American and Brazilian literature, culture and ethics; critical theory.

Prof Lúcia Sá
Professor in Brazillian Cultural Studies

Specialisms: Brazilian literature and culture; the city in Brazil and Spanish America from 19th-century to the present; ethnopoetics and native cultures in Brazil and South American lowlands; racism in the plural: prejudice against native peoples in Brazil.

Dr James Scorer
Senior Lecturer in Latin American Cultural Studies

Specialisms: Latin American cultural studies; Latin American literature and visual culture; Latin American comics work; urban imaginaries and urban history.

Mr Juan Soler-Salermón
Language Tutor in Spanish

Specialisms: Translation; foreign language teaching; new technologies in teaching.

Dr Carlos Van Tongeren
Lecturer in Spanish Cultural Studies

Specialisms: Memory in post-totalitarian cultures; flamenco and memory in post-Franco Spain; intellectual history of melancholy.

Emeritus staff

Prof Hilary Owen
Professor Emerita of Portuguese and Luso-African Studies

Specialisms: Portuguese, Mozambican and Brazilian women's writing; feminism, gender studies and postcolonial theory; Lusophone cultural studies.