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Dr Irene Macías
Teaching Fellow in Spanish

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Dr Irene Macías, Teaching Fellow in Spanish and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, joined the Department in 1999.   She graduated from King's College, London, where she obtained her degree and, in 1997, her doctorate.   Before coming to Bath, she taught in the BA Spanish and Latin American Studies of the External Degree Programme of the University of London, where she was responsible for two units on contemporary peninsular Cultural Studies. She also did freelance interpreting for Amnesty International and translated into Spanish Hugh Kearney´s The British Isles: A History of Four Nations, CUP, ISBN 0 521 48488 X. (Las islas Británicas: una historia de cuatro naciones, CUP, 1996, ISBN 0 521 55594 9)

At Bath she has designed and convened the first year Introduction to 20th Century Spanish Culture, and the final year option In Search of Latin America: Diversity and the Dream of Unity.   She is currently convenor for the Spanish language units in the first and final years. She is also responsible for a postgraduate translation unit on the MA in Interpreting and Translating. Other duties include Year Abroad Coordinator for the Spanish Section, Chair of the Year Abroad Committee, Administrator of Lectorship with Universidad Complutense and Advisor for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Professional Practice.