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Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies research opportunitiesSpainSupervision areasLiterature and culture in Spain and Portugal from the nineteenth-century to the present dayHistory of Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Latin America (especially Cuba)Literature and culture of Brazil and Latin AmericaCulture and visual culture of Lusophone Africa and the Portuguese diasporaWe can work with you on critical theory, on visual culture (film and painting), popular culture, on literature, theatre, comparative literature, translation, and history, politics and intellectual history. Current postgraduate researchDiscourse in Mexican politicsHuman geography and Granma province (Cuba)Civil surveillance in Franco’s SpainIndigenous communities and literacy in BrazilWomen writers in post-dictatorship PortugalMilitary dictatorship in BrazilThe postgraduate communityWe have around 15 research postgraduates in the department at any one time.

They are well integrated with a mixture of full-time, part-time and mature students from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Latin America, Britain and other EU countries.

As well as their theses, postgraduates will also usually get involved in:seminar presentationsdiscussion panelsour annual Postgraduate Forum Guidelines for the M.A. in Latin American Studies - Thesis Option The capstone project can take the form either of a traditional scholarly thesis or a creative or .

This involves activities such as conventional research papers, collaborative research presentations, question-and-answer slots, organised discussions of pre-submitted papers, and sessions on the various challenges facing research students. Research prioritieslocal and cultural history in the Cuban province of Granma (Leverhulme-funded)Spain and Portugal from liberalism to dictatorshipzarzuela performance and culturethe history of the book in Iberiacontemporary Spanish and Portuguese writingthe Indian Ocean and the Portuguese Diaspora.

Major Department linksCentre for Research on Cuba – we host this dedicated research group, that brings together post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers working on Cuba from across the University. Hennessy Collection – this unique archive of Cuban periodicals from the 1960s through to the 1990s is based in the Department.

International Consortium for the Study of Post Conflict Societies - bringing together academic staff and research students to form an interdisciplinary nucleus for discussion and published work on cultures which have emerged in the aftermath of conflict. Key factsRange of specialisms from medieval to modern, traditional to contemporary approaches.

We value scholarship and we welcome the daring and the innovative. Supervision available on traditional literature and comparative literature topics, plus film, intellectual history, visual culture, critical and cultural theory, history, and politics and popular culture, in Spanish, Portuguese, Latin and Galician.

Annual Postgraduate Research Forum organised by postgraduates. Sessions take place on research, methodology and common challenges.

Most important UK Centre for study on Cuba: access to the Hennessy Collection archive, the Nottingham-based Cuba Research Forum network of Cuba scholars, academic exchange with the University of Havana, and a large community of postgraduates (up to 10) working on Cuban topics.