Research Opportunities

The Hispanic Research Centre welcomes applications from prospective research students (MPhil and PhD) in the areas of:

  • Cinema
  • Translation Studies (especially audiovisual translation)
  • Accessibility to the Media
  • Postcolonial and cultural Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Memory
  • Nationalism and National Identities
  • Transnationalism
  • Critical Discourse Analysis

Student research is supported by courses in research methods, and regular tutorial support from a team of experienced researchers. The HRC has strong links with a number of universities in Spain and Spanish America from which postgraduate students can benefit. For general enquiries about PhD research, please contact Pablo Romero-Fresco.

The Centre is also keen to foster collaborative work with researchers in the UK and abroad. Researchers are welcome to visit the Centre, and contribute to its series of research seminars. Both students and more established researchers are encouraged to contact the Centre's Director to discuss possibilities of spending a period of research attached to the Hispanic Research Centre at Roehampton.

More information about research degrees at the University of Roehampton can be found by going to the Graduate School homepage

Grants and Scholarships:


Becas Talentia de la Junta de Andalucía

Préstamo Renta Universidad del Gobierno de España

Becas y prácticas ADEIT

The Anglo-Spanish Society

The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

Former Visiting Scholars:

Ana Fernández-Aballi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), (2014/15)

Virginia Marín Marín (Universidad de Navarra. Spain), (2014)

Dr Diego Barrado (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Spain), (2014)

Dr Adrian Fuentes Luke (Universidad de Sevilla. Spain), (2014)

Dr María Isabel Fijo León (Universidad de Sevilla. Spain), (2014)

Ana Tamayo (Universitat Jaume I. Castellón. Spain), (2014)

Dr Guillermo Alfaro López (UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), (2013)

Dra Ana Martínez-Collado (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)
Estética y Teoría del Arte en la Facultad de Bellas Artes de Cuenca, (2013)

Dr José Antonio Rodríguez Esteban (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Geografía y ciencias ambientales.(2012)

Dr María José Gómez Fuentes (Universitat Jaume I, Castellón)
Department of communication Sciences (2012)

Dr. Mª Verónica de Haro de San Mateo (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
History of Journalism (2011)

Dr María Soler Campillo (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
Audiovisual Communication and 3D TV (2011)

Prof. Nadia Lie (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Literary Relations and Post/national Identities (2011)

Dr Pablo Ferrando García (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)
Audioisual Communication (2011)

Raquel Sánchez Ruiz (UCLM, Albacete, Spain)
Discourse analysis of political writings during the Spanish Succession War; and Comparative study of teaching methods at different levels in Education (2011).

Professor Juan Manuel Faramiñán (Universidad de Jaén, Spain)
International Public Law and International Relations (2011)