Current PhDs

Benjamin Inthawong Allwright. Part of his doctoral research focuses on the visual culture of ‘El Clásico’. His methodology considers sources in various contexts, including the practices of display that are characteristic of the relevant national football culture.

Charlotte Byrne. Remembering Queer Catalan Women in Anglophone Historical Fiction of the Spanish Civil War

James Thomas. His doctoral research is geared towards an understanding of translation as both a practice and a mechanism for the reception of Catalan culture in Britain, Ireland and North America during the nineteenth century.

Other PhDs on Catalan topics at QMUL

Laura Soler Gonzalez. 2021. The Use of Humour, Irony and Parody in the narrative of Pere Calders.

Riocárd Ó hOddail. 2021. Translating Queer Catalan Drama for the Irish Stage.

James Hawkey. 2012. Language policy and language contact in Barcelona: a contemporary perspective. Queen Mary University of London.

Enrico Chessa. 2012. Another case of language death? The intergenerational transmission of Catalan in Alghero. Queen Mary University of London. 

Noèlia Díaz-Vicedo. 2012. Constructing Feminine Poetics in the Works of a Late Twentieth-Century Catalan Woman Poet: Maria-Mercè Marçal. Queen Mary University of London. This thesis was awarded with the Premi Països Catalans by Institució Lletres Catalanes.

Anglo-Catalan Society


The Anglo-Catalan Society exists to promote awareness and appreciation of Catalan culture in Britain and Ireland and to encourage cultural relations between the different communities.