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)