SOCLAS is delighted to welcome nine new members of staff who have started with us this September.

Hispanic Studies welcomed Dr Tom Whittaker as Lecturer in Hispanic Film Studies, Dr Rhian Atkin as University Tutor in Portuguese, Dr Juan Arana as the inaugural Instituto Vasco Extepare lector in Basque, Ana Simoes de Almeida as the new Instituto Camões leitora in Portuguese, and Lourdes Salgado as the new Santiago lectora in Spanish.

German will host Leverhulme Overseas Visiting Fellow Dr Kate Roy for the following year. French is pleased to welcome Marion Houivet and Kelly Poivre as the new lectrices, and Dr Caroline Prud’homme as an SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow.

We’ll be publishing short interviews with each of them over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, we welcome them all!