Dr Caroline Gray

Lecturer in Politics and Spanish

Dr Caroline Gray - head and shoulders pic

Caroline specialises in Spanish and wider European politics, with particular expertise in nationalist movements and political decentralisation. After originally studying Modern Languages at Oxford, she reported on Spanish politics and the economy at the height of the global financial crisis in a professional capacity, before returning to academia to write her ESRC-funded PhD on nationalist politics in the Basque Country and Catalonia at the University of Liverpool. Having studied Spanish literature as an undergraduate followed by Spanish politics for her PhD, Caroline has long been fascinated by all things Spanish and is a strong advocate of the interdisciplinary approach taken at Aston to the study of languages and the cultures and societies in which they are spoken. She spent over six years in total living, studying and working in Spain at various stages prior to joining Aston. 

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



  • LP2046 Spanish Politics and Society
  • LP1029 Introduction to Studying and Researching Politics
  • LS1002 International Business Environment I: Spain
  • LS3002 International Business Environment III: Spain
  • LS1100 Spanish Language Skills
  • Spanish politics and culture
  • European politics
  • Nationalist movements
  • Political decentralisation


Room: MB771
Email: c.gray1@aston.ac.uk
Phone: 0121 204 3664