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Bangor Academic is prize-winner of the AHGBI-Spanish Embassy Publication Award for 2012

Dr David Miranda-Barreiro, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the School of Modern Languages, has been awarded the first Publication Prize for the most distinguished thesis in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies awarded in 2012 by any university in the UK and Ireland. The award is given by the Association of Hispanists in Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI) in conjunction with the Spanish Embassy, and it includes the publication of the thesis by the prestigious academic publisher Legenda, as part of its new series ‘Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures’.

Dr David Miranda-Barreiro’s thesis, supervised by Dr Helena Miguélez-Carballeira, looked at Spanish narratives of New York during the 1930s and their relation with questions of Spanish national identity, gender, ethnicity and sexuality. According to Prof Trevor Dadson, President of AHGBI, Dr Miranda-Barreiro’s thesis will sit very well within the new Legenda series in Hispanic and Lusophone cultures, whose first texts are expected to be published in 2014.

The first AHGBI Publication Prize will be publicly announced at the Annual Conference of the Association to be held on 25-27 March at the University of Oxford, where Dr Miranda-Barreiro will be presenting a paper on one of his current research projects on Galician comic books.


Publication date: 5 February 2013