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Professor Kirsty Hooper FRHistS

Headshot of Professor Hooper wearing black and standing in front of a bookcase like a proper academicProfessor of Hispanic Studies

Email: k dot hooper at warwick dot ac dot uk

School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Arts Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


I joined Warwick in September 2012, after eight years at the University of Liverpool. Between 2012 and 2015, I was holder of a Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2017, I was elected a Membro Correspondente of the Real Academia Galega, and in 2022 a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. From September 2020 - August 2023 I held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for the project Hispanic London: Culture, Commerce and Community in the Nineteenth-Century CityLink opens in a new window.

Research interests

I'm a specialist in Spanish, Anglo-Spanish and Galician cultural history since 1800. My particular interests include the global nineteenth century, mobilities, genealogies, and microhistories.

Encountering Spain

Since 2022 I've been giving a series of talks for the Instituto Cervantes Manchester-Leeds looking at what nineteenth-century British visitors had to say about different areas of Spain (spoiler: some of them were not impressed!). You can watch and listen on YouTube:


Selected Essays and Book Chapters


  • PGCert in Genealogy, Palaeography, and Heraldry, Strathclyde University, 2023
  • 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

Term 2: Fridays, 11.30-12.30, FAB 4.66

At other times, please email for an appointment.