Research in Spanish
In the nationally conducted 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Hispanic Studies at Royal Holloway achieved the best score in the UK for its 4* (the highest possible category), 'world-leading' research publications.
Hispanic Studies comprises six permanent members of staff, all of whom are active researchers and share interests in issues of representation and cultural studies. These permanent members are assisted by a number of part-time colleagues, several of whom are also active researchers. Dr Arantza Mayo specialises in Hispanic Golden Age literature and culture as well as in 20th-century Bolivian Literature; Dr Miriam Haddu focuses on Mexican cinema and visual arts; Professor Abigail Lee Six is concerned with Spanish prose fiction from 1850 to the present day with a particular interest in feminism, Spanish Gothic and gender studies; Dr Richard Pym has done pioneering work in the field of Golden Age Spanish society, literature and art; while Dr Sarah Wright is centrally concerned with contemporary Spanish culture, theatre and film. For a list of staff and their research interests, please take a look at our research database.
Hispanic Studies offers research supervision in all the above mentioned research areas. We welcome applications from candidates whose first degree is in Hispanic Studies (including Latin American studies and Catalan studies), and from candidates who wish to work in theoretical areas covered by Hispanic Studies staff - such as critical theory, gender studies, postcolonial and film studies - but who may not have Spanish. They may wish to acquire an advanced working knowledge of Spanish while completing research in their particular area.