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Dr Silvia Espelt Bombin


I studied History as an undergraduate at the Universitat de Barcelona, where I returned after a period working in France to do a DEA in Latin American History (2-year MA by research), graduating in 2006. I later moved to the UK and undertook a PhD in History at Newcastle University funded by the AHRC and under the supervision of Prof. Diana Paton, awarded in 2011. I was Teaching Fellow in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies in the School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University (2011-2012), and  taught part-time History and Spanish at Newcastle University and the University of Durham (2012-2013). I was appointed Research Fellow in Latin American History to work in the project 'Past Lessons for future challenges in the Brazilian Amazon', PI Prof. Mark Harris, in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews (2013-2015). I became Honorary Research Fellow at St Andrews in 2015, worked outside academia for a year and spent August 2016-July 2017 in Lisbon as a Leverhulme SAS. I joined the University of Exeter in August 2017.