Dr Paul Kennedy
Dr Paul Kennedy currently lectures in Spanish and European Studies at Bath University. He joined the Department in 2000, having previously lectured in the Department of European Studies at Loughborough University.
He graduated from the University of Sheffield and completed his PhD with the School. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the Spanish Socialist Government of 1982-1996. After gaining a postgraduate qualification in Technical and Specialised Translation, he worked as a linguist specialist in Spanish and Russian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 1989 and 1993 and was awarded a Robert Schuman Scholarship by the European Parliament's Research Directorate in Luxembourg in 1996. His research interests focus on contemporary Spanish history and politics and his publications include contributions to the journal Parliamentary Affairs (2003), Spanish Political Parties, David Hanley and John Loughlin eds (2006), the journal International Journal of Iberian Studies (2007) and In search of Social Democracy. Responses to crisis and modernisation Callaghan, Fishman et al eds (2009).
He is currently writing two monographs: The Spanish Socialist Party and the Modernisation of Spain for Manchester University Press, and Contemporary Spain, which is part of Palgrave Macmillan's Contemporary States and Societies series. He teaches several units on the undergraduate degree in Spanish and International Management, and contributes to the Department's postgraduate Euromasters course. Paul is Spanish Section Coordinator.