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Professor Jerry Hunter

Professor Jerry Hunter
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Welsh Language, Culture and Civic Engagement)
Bangor University

Professor Jerry Hunter studied at the University of Cincinnati (BA, English), the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (MPhil, Welsh), and Harvard University (PhD, Celtic Languages and Literatures).  He worked as a lecturer at Harvard University and Cardiff University before coming to Bangor in 2003.

The fields of his research are extremely varied and he has published about Welsh-language literature from all periods, from the Middle Ages to contemporary literature.  He has published five monographs, one about connections between literature, prophecy and historiography in the sixteenth century, and four treating various aspects of nineteenth-century Welsh-language literature in America.  One of them, Llwch Cenhedloedd:Y Cymry a Rhyfel Cartref America ('The Dust of Nations: the Welsh and the American Civil War'), won the Literature Wales 'Book of the Year' Award in 2004 and three of his other books have been short-listed for the same award. He has also published five novels, one of which won the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod.

He was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor in 2013, with specific responsibility for the Welsh language and civic engagement. His duties now as PVC include the Welsh Language, Culture and Civic Engagement.