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.
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
Dr Hughes has research interests in two disciplines: Spanish political economy and blended language learning.
Neil Hughes (In press) Anti-tourism industry protest in Barcelona, Social Movement Studies
Neil Hughes, Lan Lo & Sujing Xu (2017) Blended Chinese language learning design: an integrative review and synthesis of the literature,The Language Learning Journal, DOI: 10.1080/09571736.2017.1280526
Hughes, N. (2016). We're all language teachers now: teaching subject discipline content through the medium of a second language. In C. Goria, O. Speicher, & S. Stollhans (Eds), Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration (pp. 131-137). Dublin: Researchpublishing.net.
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
Hughes,N. & Rolls, A. (2012) Blended learning and disciplinarity: negotiating connections in French Studies in regional universities, The Language Learning Journal, 40:3, 293-305, DOI: 10.1080/09571736.2011.640406
Hughes, N. (2011) 'Young People Took to the Streets and all of a Sudden all of the Political Parties Got Old': The 15M Movement in Spain, Social Movement Studies, 10:4, 407-413, DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2011.614109
Hughes, N. (2010) Indigenous Protest in Peru: The 'Orchard Dog' Bites Back, , 9:1, 85-90, DOI: 10.1080/14742830903442550
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.