Research and Innovation
We work across a wide range of projects in Arabic linguistics, translation studies, Gender studies, Islamic Studies/Critical Muslim Studies, Middle East history and politics and Arab media.More
Asia Pacific Studies
Asia Pacific Studies at Leeds encompasses a region of huge cultural, political, and economic diversity, and our research reflects this complexity and dynamism.More
East Asian Studies
A vibrant and interdisciplinary unit which engages in a variety of projects focusing on China, Japan, Thailand and the Asia Pacific.More
Leeds is home to one of the largest and most dynamic communities of researchers in French studies in the UK. We have some 18 research-active colleagues including post-doctoral researchers, and host a thriving postgraduate community.More
German at Leeds' research approach is to challenge and move beyond the traditional canon of German Studies. We collaborate with partners at local, national and international level.More
Research in Italian studies at Leeds covers both literature and the arts in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and literature, society and culture of modern and contemporary times, including cinema and linguistic studies.More
Modern South Arabian
Modern South Arabian research is now being conducted on the phonetics and phonology of two of the languages, Mehri and Shehret, and on communicative gesture in these languages.More
All members of Russian and Slavonic Studies are active in a wide range of research fields covering the language, literature, culture and society of Russia and other Slavonic countries.More
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
We are an internationally renowned unit with research specialisms in a wide variety of disciplines in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. Our research is broadly organised around thematic issues of film and visual culture, gender and sexuality, 'race' and marginalisation, regional and national identity, urban studies, digital humanities, environmental humanities and translation studies.More
Discover our subject specialists who lead our research - from postgraduate research students to internationally-renowned academic staff.
Our research projects explore a wide range of contemporary issues within languages, working with partners on a global scale.
Impact and engagement
In Languages, our researchers enrich cultural identities and interactions by applying their expert understanding of how these are mediated through language. This includes working to preserve endangered South Arabian languages and the cultures which they express, revealing the contribution of women to the development of Thai Buddhist thought, showing how Sardinian literature has re-shaped local identity, and bringing diverse forms of Chinese literature in translation to Anglophone readers.
Opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellowships
We have a strong history of successful applications across a number of postdoctoral schemes, and a vibrant community of current postdoctoral scholars who are funded through a variety of schemes and models. Over the past several years we have hosted nine postdocs through the major schemes offered by funders including Marie Curie, the British Academy and The Leverhulme Trust.