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Research students

  • Anne Biggs: 'Religion, race, and order; a study of early modern constructions of human difference across the Spanish Atlantic'. Joint supervision with Katherine Hill (Dept. of Department of History, Classics and Archaeology,Birkbeck, University of London from October 2019)
  • Javier Vicente Arenas: ‘Constructing a ‘Transmediterranean’ Identity: Rodrigo de Borgia’s Patronage of the Arts in Valencia’ (Full time. Renaissance Studies PhD Grant Award from October 2018)
  • Hilary Furey: 'Constructing a Viceregal Hero and a National Identity in Nueva Granada: Gregorio Vázquez de Arce y Ceballos (1638-1711) and the Capilla del Sagrario' (Part-time.The Olga Turner Scholarship from October 2019)
  • Michael Pope: 'Proselytizing Empires: Converting the Iberian Atlantic, 1492-1668'  (Full time. Arts Research Studentship (ARS) from October 2018 and Study Abroad Studentship by the Leverhulme Trust from 2019)
  • Trevor Wornham 'Male beauty in the paintings of Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez and Jusepe de Ribera: a deconstruction of the visual' (Part-time. The Aaron Sims Scholarship from October 2019)
  • Sara Santos: ‘Habsburg Women and the Jesuits in Early Modern Spain: An Iconographical Study of an Alliance (16th -17th centuries)’


  • Dr Mairi Macdonald: Mediating Otherness: Discourses and Images of Poverty in the Paintings of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682) (Successfully completed 2018)
  • Dr Sander Berg: The Supernatural in the Novellas of María de Zayas y Sotomayor (Successfully completed 2017)
  • Dr Janet Ravenscroft: Invisible Friends: Questioning the Representation of the Court Dwarf in Hapsburg Spain (Successfully completed 2010)