Our Main Research Areas                                                                                                                                                             

Research at the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures focuses on six key areas outlined below. We have a vibrant research culture, which includes a research colloquium that takes place fortnightly during the semester, and an active Research Committee who update the School on current national and international research activity.

Meet a Researcher

Dr David García León Spanish & Latin American Studies

My research interests lie in the study of both linguistic and sexual and gender diversity. I combine fields such as Sociolinguistics, Queer Linguistics, and Critical Discourse Analysis with Gender and Cultural Studies to understand how media represents minoritized communities and their languages. Other areas of research and supervision include Language Learning and Teaching and Intercultural Studies. I also collaborate with colleagues in the USA, Canada, and Colombia in research projects that address language use by the LGBTIQ+ community and the ways bilingualism is represented in media outlets through a raciolinguistic lens. My current research project explores the way male disability is depicted in the Latin America Media Industry with a particular focus on the linguistic and discourse strategies employed to create this representation.