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Catherine Davies appointed director of Institute of Modern Languages Research

Institute of Modern Languages Research

The Institute of contemporary Languages analysis (IMLR), one in every of the ten institutes of the University of London’s faculty of Advanced Study, has these days formally proclaimed the appointment of academic Catherine Davies as its new director.

Currently academic of Hispanic and Latin American studies at Nottingham University, Catherine Davies can succeed academic Bill Marshall, United Nations agency returns to the college of Languages, Cultures and Religions at the University of Stirling. she is going to assume the full-time post from one August 2014 on secondment from Nottingham. Dr Katia Pizzi can still function Acting Director till this date.

A champion of contemporary languages analysis, academic Davies aforementioned ‘I am absorbing this new post with a good sense of responsibility and dedication. the united kingdom has a number of the world’s high specialists within the languages, cultures and histories of different elements of the world. This truth is documented in those countries, however typically not within the GB. it’s my task to showcase our world-leading, and sometimes pioneering, analysis to keep up the UK’s standing during this field, and to grow and support quality analysis in fashionable languages.

‘The IMLR contains a distinctive role within the GB to push and to develop analysis excellence in these cognate language disciplines. I aim to figure with colleagues at IMLR to strengthen and diffuse the collective information and experience of this country’s fashionable languages researchers, for the good thing about world, government and civil society internationally.’

Professor Davies gained her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of city in 1984 and has since schooled at the schools of St Andrews, Manchester and Queen Virgin Mary. Her analysis interests embody gender and nationalism in Cuba and Spain, notably the formation and transmission of liberal thought in 19th-century Spanish and Spanish yankee literature and cultural history. She has written variety of books as well as on philosophy in Cuba and co-wrote South yankee Independence: Gender, Politics, Text, the primary book to handle gender within the history of the Wars of Independence.

During her time at Nottingham, academic Davies took the lead role on 2 AHRC-funded comes, Gendering Latin American Independence 1790-1830 and ladies and Independence in geographic region (WILA). The WILA initiative has been instrumental within the development of associate interactive, community-driven on-line resource for teachers and non-academics to share concepts and data regarding women’s involvement in independence in geographic region and its connection these days.

Professor Roger Kain, CBE FBA, Dean and Chief govt of the college and professional Vice-Chancellor for analysis, said: ‘We square measure delighted to possess been ready to appoint academic Davies. we have a tendency to believe her expertise, information and experience are going to be very important as we have a tendency to continue our formidable plans to increase the Institute of contemporary Languages’ national leadership role.


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