Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Contact Details

Departmental Coordinators:
Ms Alex Lopez Alvarez
Ms Clare Szembek (Mon-Wed)
tel: 020 7679 3109
ext: 33109

Head of Department:
Dr Humberto Núñez-Faraco
tel: 020 7679 4332
ext: 34332

María Darnley

María Darnley retired in 2008. She worked as Teaching Fellow at the Spanish Department and taught Spanish grammar and syntax, textual analysis and translation from English into Spanish to undergraduates of all levels.

María is a qualified translator and teacher of Spanish as a Modern Language. Currently she is translating a work of literary criticism "Psyche and Symbol in the Theater of F. García Lorca" by Rupert C. Allen.

Her research interests lie in the study of linguistic processes in the transfer of concepts from one language to another. Until recently she has been head of Spanish at Kingsway College in addition to her work as a teacher at UCL.