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Jane Hanley investigates topics related to travel and tourism, migration, past and present popular culture in Spain, and contemporary Mexico within broad research areas including travel writing, transnational cultural production, and gender in Spanish-language popular culture. Her current research project is on the influence of transnational mobility and networks in different genres. She serves on the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research. Jane is also interested in curriculum design and implementation, student assessment and student experiences of learning, and lectures in Spanish and Latin American Studies in the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures. She

Research student supervision

Supervision areas:

Transnational culture

Tourism studies

Travel writing

Genre and popular culture (film, comics, multimodal)

Gender in Latin American culture

Contemporary literature


Current students:




Teaching and curriculum development experience includes:

SLAS1010/1020 Spanish Studies 1, 2

SLAS2010/2020 Spanish Studies 3, 4

SLAS3010/3020 Spanish Studies 5, 6

SLAS2015 Passion and Repression

SPN315 Place and Displacement

INTS1000 Language and Communication: Cultural Contexts

INTS1040 European Cultures and Identities

INTS2020 Citizenship, Borders and Transnationalism

INTS2060 Screening Europe: Cinema and Identity

INTS3010 International Studies Research Option

INTS7000 Critique in Language, Literature and Cultural Studies

FOAR7008 Globalising Cultures

Education/Academic qualification

International Studies, PhD, Macquarie University

Spanish and Latin American Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), The University of New South Wales

Communications/International Studies, Bachelor of Arts, University of Technology Sydney

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travel Social Sciences
Mexico Social Sciences
genre Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
Spanish Civil War Social Sciences
violence Social Sciences
Uruguay Social Sciences
Central America Social Sciences

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Outputs 2008 2019

  • 1 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference proceeding contribution

Armada and Arranz's mobile frontiers: the problem of travel writing on the Mexico–US border

Hanley, J., 2019, In : Journal of Borderlands Studies. 34, 1, p. 121-136 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Developing learner autonomy: a comparative analysis of tertiary Chinese and Spanish language cohorts

Xu, H. L. & Hanley, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Intersections: Collaboration and the Future of Languages and Cultures. University of Adelaide Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

International solidarity, volunteer tourism and travel writing: Mexico and Central America in Spanish and English

Hanley, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Text.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Central America

Global ghosts: Latin American directors' transnational histories

Hanley, J., 1 Sep 2018, In : New Cinemas. 16, 2, p. 101-113 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

nineteenth century
political change
economic change

Tolerancia y derechos humanos en Uruguay

Valverde, E. & Hanley, J., 2017, In : Tabula Rasa. 27, p. 459-480 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
human rights
political negotiation
ethnic structure

Activities 2015 2019

  • 3 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Invited talk

Transitions from High School for Spanish Students

Jane Hanley (Invited speaker)
4 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Tabula Rasa (Journal)

Jane Hanley (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Journal)

Jane Hanley (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Letras hispanas (Journal)

Jane Hanley (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research (Journal)

Jane Hanley (Member of editorial board)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work