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Dr. León Solís is from Andalucía, in Southern Spain. He graduated in English Language and Literature at Granada University in Spain and was later awarded a PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2001.

He is the Joint Editor of the International Journal of Iberian Studies and sits in the editorial board of the academic journal International Communication.
His research expertise falls in the field of Cultural Studies, with a special focus on the construction of Spanish and Catalan identities in the Spanish media. His book (partially based on his PhD thesis) is titled Negotiating Spain: Competing Discourses of National Identity and was published in 2003 by Intellect.
He has presented a number of papers in international conferences dealing with those issues and has published extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals. In 2011 he was the joint conference organizer of the annual conference of the Association for Contemporary Iberian studies held in Glasgow, and in 2002 he was the programme organiser of the conference, held in Valencia.
 He is a regular contributor to the Viajeros Urbanos section of the Spanish paper El Pais.                    

External positions

External Examiner, Roehampton University

External Examiner, University of Chester


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • national identity
  • Media
  • Politics
  • nationalism
  • cultural studies

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Giving voice: an analysis of EU student discourses on migration and education

León-Solís, F. & Allan, M., 22 Nov 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Spain, Catalonia and the Scottish referendum: a study in multiple realities

    Castello, E., Leon Solis, F. & O’Donnell, H., Feb 2016, Scotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives. Blain, N. & Hutchison, D. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 159-172 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • El Punt/Avui+ y la Selección del ‘Estado Agresor’

    Leon Solis, F., 2013, In : Revista Ámbitos. 22

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • La constitución española y la metáfora de la violencia

    Leon Solis, F., 2011, In : Sociedad y Discurso. 19

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Revealing the Truth: the Self-Sacrifical Victim of Spain

    Leon Solis, F., 2010, In : Revista Ámbitos. p. 77 - 96 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle