Our areas of research strength are:

  • twentieth-century Spain;
  • contemporary and historical Mexico;
  • visual culture; 
  • gender studies;
  • history of science in Latin America and
  • studies of citizenship and society. 

Our research activity in Hispanic Studies is also associated with the activities of the Centre for Modern Thought (Barker, Biggane, Stack), the Wilson Centre for Visual Culture (Arruti), the Centre on Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (Stack), the Sir Herbert Grierson Centre for Textual Criticism and Comparative Literary History (Barker, Biggane): the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Violence Programme and the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine (Schell).

Hispanic Studies hosts lively workshops and seminar papers throughout the academic year.