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Neil Hughes

Director of Modern Language Teaching, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

Dr Neil Hughes obtained a PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield under the supervision of Professor Jean Grugel in 1997. He also has an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Liverpool, an M.Ed from the University of Manchester and post-graduate qualifications in NGO management from the Complutense University in Madrid.

Teaching Summary

Currently, Dr Hughes teaches Spanish language on both the Spanish undergraduate and the Inter-Faculty institution-wide programmes. From October 2015 he will be offering a module to final-year Spanish… read more

Research Summary

Dr Hughes has research interests in two disciplines: political economy and education. In his most recent publication in the field of political economy, published in the International Journal of… read more

Currently, Dr Hughes teaches Spanish language on both the Spanish undergraduate and the Inter-Faculty institution-wide programmes. From October 2015 he will be offering a module to final-year Spanish students entitled: Business and Society in Contemporary Spain. This module, which will be delivered through the medium of Spanish, will explore Spanish business from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It will begin by looking at the main changes to the social, legal, economic, political and technological environment for business that have emerged since the transition to democracy and assesses the impact of such change on the composition of the private sector in Spain.

The main themes include the economic legacy of dictatorship, the impact on Spanish business of changes in the global and European regulatory environment, the influence of neoliberal thinking on Spanish business practices, the role of entrepreneurship, the relationship between state and business in the area of economic decision making and Spanish business' response to the spread of the knowledge economy and rapid technological change.

Current Research

Dr Hughes has research interests in two disciplines: political economy and education. In his most recent publication in the field of political economy, published in the International Journal of Community Currency Research, he maps the community currency scene in Spain. In education, he is particularly interested in both blended language learning and teaching and the delivery of content-based modules through the medium of Spanish. Both of these issues are addressed in a recent article in the Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning (LACLIL)

Selected Publications

Hughes, N. (2015) 'The Community Currency Scene in Spain' International Journal of Community Currency Research 19 (A) 1-11 <www.ijccr.net> ISSN 1325-9547

Hughes, N. (2014) 'The Internationalisation of the Spanish economy' 32-47, in Garcia, D. & Pacheco, R (eds) Contemporary Spanish Foreign Policy, (Abingdon: Routledge)

Hughes, N. (2013) 'Developing academic register in CLIL: UK-based Spanish L2 students' Latin America Political Economy writing in the UK' Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning Vol. 6 (2) 42-71

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