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Caroline Gray is Lecturer in Politics and Spanish. She specialises in the politics and culture of Spain, focusing on nationalist movements and political decentralisation, as well as the political consequences of the global financial crisis. Having studied Spanish literature as a Modern Languages undergraduate at the University of Oxford, followed later by a PhD in Politics on nationalist movements in Spain, she is particularly interested in how an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Spain can deepen our understanding of the country.


  • PhD in Politics, University of Liverpool
  • MSt in Modern Languages (Spanish) with Distinction, University of Oxford
  • BA in Modern Languages (French and Spanish), First Class Honours, University of Oxford

Teaching Activity

  • LP2113 West European Politics and Society
  • LS2110/LS2111 Politics and Society (Spain)
  • LS1002 International Business Environment I: Spain
  • LS3002 International Business Environment III: Spain and Latin America
  • LS1100/LS1102 Spanish Language Skills I


'Best Newcomer' - Aston Achievement Awards 2018

Professional/editorial offices

Reviews Editor, International Journal of Iberian Studies (IJIS)

Contact Details

Room: MB771
Phone: 0121 204 3664

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Spain Social Sciences
Basque Social Sciences
sovereignty Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
economic agreement Social Sciences
election Social Sciences
parliament Social Sciences
decentralization Social Sciences

Research Output 2014 2020

A Fiscal Model for Political Cosovereignty? How the Economic Agreement Has Shaped the Territorial Ambitions of Basque Nationalists

Gray, C., 19 Feb 2019, International Perspectives on Fiscal Federalism: The Basque Tax System. Martínez, G. & Irujo, X. (eds.). Reno, Nevada (US), Vol. Basque Politics Series No. 15. p. 137-156 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access

Afraid of what? Why Islamist terrorism and the Catalan independence question became conflated in representations of the 2017 Barcelona attacks

Gray, C., 2 Sep 2019, In : Bulletin of Spanish Studies. 96, 7, p. 1113-1133 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

group cohesion
Open Access
bilateral relations
Czech Republic

Territorial Politics and the Party System in Spain: Continuity and Change since the Financial Crisis

Gray, C., 11 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) Routledge. 200 p. (Europa Country Perspectives)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

party system
financial crisis

The Spanish parliament in context

Field, B. N. & Gray, C., 24 May 2019, Iberian Legislatures in Comparative Perspective. Fernandes, J. M. & Leston-Bandeira, C. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, p. 25-46 22 p. (Library of Legislative Studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

great power
party system