Kirsty joined Warwick in September 2012, after eight years at the University of Liverpool. Between 2012 and 2015, she was holder of a Philip Leverhulme Prize.
Kirsty is a specialist in Spanish, Anglo-Spanish and Galician cultural history since 1800. Her particular interests include the global nineteenth century; mobilities (travel, tourism, migration, commerce); relational approaches to cultural history, and the use of digital technologies for humanities research. She co-ordinates the Hispanic Liverpool Project, which works with families, history groups and arts organizations to recover the forgotten stories of Liverpool's Basque, Galician, Spanish, Filipino and Latin American communities.
Kirsty is Principal Investigator (PI) of the AHRC-funded project Imperial Entanglements: Transoceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy (July 2016-June 2019).
She is also a team member of the British Academy/Newton Trust/ FAPESP-Warwick funded Displacements: The Novel without Frontiers, led by Ross Forman (Warwick) and Sandra Guardini Teixeira Vasconcelos (São Paulo), and on Historia del turismo en Galicia, funded by Spain's Ministerio de Economía y Competividad and led by Rafael Vallejo Pousado of the Universidade de Vigo.
Teaching and supervision
MA/PhD supervision: Kirsty welcomes inquiries from prospective graduate students with interests in the long nineteenth century (c.1800-1914). Topics of interest might include connections between the Spanish and British empires at home and abroad; mobilities (travel, tourism, migration, commerce); port cities and oceans; cultural networks; and all areas of Galician Studies.
Administrative roles (2016-17)
- Head of Hispanic Studies
- SMLC Director of Communications
- Director of Research for Hispanic Studies
- ‘Liverpool and the Luso-Hispanic World: Negotiating Global Histories at Empire’s End.’ In Akiko Tsuchiya and William Acree, eds. Empire’s End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World. Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 2016: 34-59.
- 'A Tale of Two Empires? The Earl's Court Spanish Exhibition (1889).' Modern Languages Open. October 2014. Read the follow-up blog.
- Mondariz-Vigo-Santiago: A Brief History of Galicia's Edwardian Tourist Boom. Fundacion Mondariz Balneario, 2013.
- Contemporary Galician Cultural Studies: Between the Local and the Global. New York: MLA, 2011. Co-ed. with Manuel Puga Moruxa.
- Writing Galicia into the World: New Cartographies, New Poetics. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011.
- (2012) 'Revisitando as "novas cartografias" da cultura galega: lectura posnacionais, lecturas relacionais'. Galicia21 Vol. D (2012): 44-56.
- (2012) 'Spas, Steamships and Sardines: Edwardian Package Tourism and the Marketing of Galician Regionalism', Journal of Tourism History 4:2 (2012), 205-224. (open-access until October 2015!)
View full list of publications (including links to open access, full text articles, where applicable)
- PGCert in Digital Humanities, University College London, 2015
- PGCert in Higher Education, University of Liverpool, 2009
- DPhil in Modern Languages, University of Oxford, 2003
- MSt in Slavonic Studies (Polish), University of Oxford, 1998
- BA (Hons) in Modern Languages (Spanish), University of Oxford, 1997
I'm available to see students throughout the week by appointment; please email to set up a time.
HP103: Language, Text & Identity in the Hispanic World
LN101: Languages and Cultures Beyond Boundaries
HP208: Cultural Connections, Digital Histories: Britain and the 19th-century Hispanic World
HP305: Galician Connections: Culture and Identity on the Atlantic Rim
HP310: Spain and the Philippines at Empire's End