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Dr Kirsty Hooper


Reader in Hispanic Studies

Deputy Academic Director of Warwick Graduate School

Email: k dot hooper at warwick dot ac dot uk
Twitter: @booksonspain
CV: open as PDF

Humanities Building, University Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


Kirsty joined Warwick in September 2012, after eight years at the University of Liverpool. Between 2012 and 2015, she was holder of a Philip Leverhulme Prize.

Research interests

Kirsty is a specialist in Spanish, Anglo-Spanish and Galician cultural history since 1800. Her particular interests include the global nineteenth century; mobilities (travel, tourism, migration, commerce); relational approaches to cultural history, and the use of digital technologies for humanities research. She co-ordinates the Hispanic Liverpool Project, which works with families, history groups and arts organizations to recover the forgotten stories of Liverpool's Basque, Galician, Spanish, Filipino and Latin American communities.

Current Projects

Kirsty is Principal Investigator (PI) of the AHRC-funded project Imperial Entanglements: Transoceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy (July 2016-December 2019).

Administrative roles (2018-19)

  • Head of Hispanic Studies (term 1)
  • SMLC Director of Communications (term 1)
  • Director of Research for Hispanic Studies (term 1)
  • Director of Graduate Studies for Hispanic Studies (term 1)
  • Deputy Academic Director of Warwick Graduate School

Selected publications


  • PGCert in Digital Humanities, University College London, 2015
  • PGCert in Higher Education, University of Liverpool, 2009
  • DPhil in Modern Languages, University of Oxford, 2003
  • MSt in Slavonic Studies (Polish), University of Oxford, 1998
  • BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (Spanish), University of Oxford, 1997

Drop-in Hour

I'm on leave in terms 2-3 of 2018-19 and terms 1-2 of 2019-20.