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Em P Richard Gillespie BA Hons First Class, PhD

meritusProfessor Politics


Personal Statement

Professor Richard Gillespie held the established Chair of Politics at the University of Liverpool until 2017 and previously held posts at the Universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Oxford, Warwick and Portsmouth. Author of many books and articles on Spanish, Mediterranean and Latin American politics, his book on the Montonero guerrilla movement became a best-seller in Argentina. Since 2010 his research has focused primarily on Catalan politics and he is currently writing a book for Routledge on Barcelona, the Left and the Independence Movement in Catalonia.

Other Personal Distinctions

  • Invited to Malta to give keynote address and to brief diplomats on the Union for the Mediterranean (British Council, 2008)