Dr Anna Clayfield

Lecturer in Spanish and Hispano-American Studies

Anna joined the Department in December 2015, having previously taught at Cardiff University (2014-15) and the University of Nottingham (2010-2013), where she completed her doctoral research in Hispanic and Latin American Studies. 


BA (Manchester), MA (Manchester), PhD (Nottingham)


Anna teaches on modules across the undergraduate Spanish programme, and on the MA in European Languages and Cultures. Her teaching interests include twentieth-century Latin American culture and history, with a particular focus on Cuba.


Anna’s doctoral thesis examined the ways in which the guerrilla origins of the Cuban Revolution have continued to shape the beliefs and values that have underpinned the revolutionary project since 1959. Beyond this topic, Anna is interested in the influence of the Cuban Revolution on armed movements in Latin America and Quebec during the Cold War, as well as a range of issues relating to the fields of contemporary Latin American history and cultural studies.

Published work


 An Unfinished Struggle? The Guerrilla Legacy in the Cuban Revolution (University Press of Florida, forthcoming 2018).

Edited Book

Kirk, Emily J. and Clayfield, Anna. Cuba's Forgotten Decade: How the 1970s Shaped the Revolution. Lexington Books, 2018.

Book chapters

‘Antonio Maceo y Grajales’ (forthcoming, 2016): in Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, Franklin Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (eds.).  New York: Oxford University Press.