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Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies


Expertise of research area
African Studies; anthropology; Brazilian Studies; Caribbean Studies; Catalan Studies; decoloniality and indigeneity; digital culture studies; environmental humanities; film studies; Galician Studies Literary studies; gender and sexuality; Hispanic Studies; history; Ibero-American Studies; immigration and diaspora; Latin American Studies; linguistics and phonetics; Lusophone Studies; minority languages Nations and nationalisms; multilingualism; music; popular culture studies; Portuguese Studies; race and ethnicity; religion; social and political science; translation studies; urban studies; visual culture studies; Spanish Studies

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

You will undertake original research under the supervision of experts in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, based in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p paraeid="{e555bb77-fea0-43e6-aa13-5656aa2bba71}{42}" paraid="1992946108">Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (SPLAS) conducts world-leading research into the history, cultures and societies of Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa and Asia.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{e555bb77-fea0-43e6-aa13-5656aa2bba71}{56}" paraid="1011589548">Our research community in SPLAS &ndash; one of the largest in the UK &ndash; works across a variety of disciplines including literature, film, visual culture, music, performing arts, translation, history, popular and digital cultures, and social and political science.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{e555bb77-fea0-43e6-aa13-5656aa2bba71}{82}" paraid="1015422559">In particular we have research strengths in the areas of environmental humanities, digital humanities, the study of nations and nationalisms, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, decoloniality and indigeneity, immigration and diaspora, religion, and urban studies. We also conduct research into a number of minority languages and associated cultures, including Catalan, Galician and Dzubuku&aacute;-Kipe&aacute;/Kariri-Xoc&oacute; (Brazil).&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{e555bb77-fea0-43e6-aa13-5656aa2bba71}{102}" paraid="4720901">Members of the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies research team conduct individual as well as collaborative, and interdisciplinary research through research centres and projects, in particular the <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Centre for the History of Ibero-America (CHIA)</a>, the <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Network for Hispanic and Lusophone Cultural Studies (HLCS)</a>, the <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures (CWCDC)</a>, the <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Centre for World Literatures (CWL)</a>, the <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)</a>, the <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">European Popular Musics</a> research group, the <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">International Writers at Leeds (IWAL)</a> lecture series, the <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems (CELCE)</a> and the <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS)</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{e555bb77-fea0-43e6-aa13-5656aa2bba71}{183}" paraid="1720624258">We supervise masters by research (MAR) and doctoral (PhD) researchers working on a wide range of topics relating to our areas of expertise. While studying with us you will undertake research training offered by the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and the University, as you write a thesis which is examined by viva at the end of your period of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available.?&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{e555bb77-fea0-43e6-aa13-5656aa2bba71}{212}" paraid="155846929">When completing the online application for study please select Languages, Cultures and Societies as the programme for all subject areas offered by the School. Individual subject areas are not listed.&nbsp;</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">online</a>. Please state clearly the research area you are interested in.&nbsp;</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office.&nbsp;<br /> e: <a href=" "></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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