Dr Stephen Fay

Lecturer in Spanish

Stephen Fay Head and shoulders profile

At the intersection of Cultural Studies and the Medical Humanities, my research investigates cultural narratives of dementia-related diseases in Latin America. It aims to make an inter-disciplinary contribution to raising awareness about and reducing stigma around these diseases, whilst also working towards offering Humanities-based ‘pathographic’ training to equip medical students to offer empathetic and ‘patient-centred’ dementia care.

I am an experienced and energetic teacher who was nominated in four consecutive years from amongst the 7000 staff at my previous institution (UCL) for the ‘Outstanding Teaching Award’. 

Before taking my MA (King’s College London) and PhD (University of Nottingham), I lived in Latin America for four years working as a lecturer (UAM Nicaragua), translator and interpreter (Cuban National Assembly) and cultural correspondent (Radio Habana Cuba).

Room: MB770

Email: s.fay@aston.ac.uk

Phone: 0121 204 3556

Office hours:
Thursdays & Fridays 10:00-11:00 & 13:00-14:00

  • PhD in Spanish & Latin American Studies; AHRC-funded, University of Nottingham
  • MA in Spanish & Latin American Studies (Distinction); AHRC-funded, King’s College London


  • LS1110 Introduction to Spain & Latin America
  • LU3001 Representations of Minorities
  • LS3100 Spanish Language Skills III
  • LS3110 Cultural Studies in Spanish-speaking Countries
  • LS3150 Final Year Research Dissertation


  • Dementia and Ageing Studies 
  • Narrative & Therapy
  • Humanities-based Medical Pedagogy 
  • Latin American Cultural Studies
  • Latin American Intellectual History
  • Caribbean Studies