Our Chinese research has a strong multi-disciplinary focus. As a closely linked, energetic research community, we work alongside colleagues in East Asian studies and more widely across the School and wider research community.
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.
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.
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.
Our research strengths explore the history of Buddhism in Thailand; contemporary movements in Thai Buddhism and their relations to society, politics and the economy; and disputes on Buddhist doctrines in Thailand.