Professor Catherine Davies
director, Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Catherine Davies is Director of the IMLR since 2014. She is also Professor of Hispanic and Latin American Studies at the University of Nottingham (since 2004), where she was Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.

After gaining her PhD (Glasgow) in 1984 she taught and researched at the universities of Manchester, Queen Mary and St Andrews. She has held several research grants funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.

Her research expertise is in the culture, history and literature of Spain and Spanish America in the 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular focus on Galicia (Spain), Cuba and Argentina. Her latest publications examine the construction of gender identities and the roles of women in the Spanish American Wars of Independence from Spain (1810s-1820s).

Follow Catherine on Twitter: @Cathdavies52


Saturday 22 October, 12.00 Garden Room
Do we need a common tongue? Languages and integration