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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

William Huddleston

College: Corpus Christi                      

Email: wgh23@cam.ac.uk                   

Supervisor: Prof Maite Conde and Prof Chris Young

Research Topic: Globality, Modernity, Identity and Uruguayan Football’s Generación Olímpica

 

About Me

William graduated with a First-Class BA (Hons) degree in French and Spanish from UCL in 2017, during which he studied at the ENS de Lyon and the Universidad de Chile, in Santiago. Following his undergraduate studies, William taught English in Québec before completing the MPhil in Latin American Studies at Cambridge in 2020, for which he gained a distinction. His doctoral research is funded by the AHRC.

 

Research     

William's project focuses on football in Uruguay, using it as a lens for examining questions of modernity, globalisation and identity in the early 20th century. Specifically, he explores the period 1924-1935, during which Uruguay’s Generación Olímpica dominated and restructured world football. Football was central to Uruguay’s increasingly boisterous claims to modernity in this period, and Uruguay was in turn central to football’s emergence as the hyperglobal cultural object it is today.

 

Scholarships/Prizes         

AA Parker Sessional Prize (UCL, 2014)
Eva Grunwald Memorial Prize (UCL, 2014) 
Alcalá-Galiano Prize (UCL, 2017) 
Violet Hall Prize (UCL, 2017)
Cambridge UK Masters Scholarship (University of Cambridge, 2019-2020) 
OOC AHRC DTP Studentship (University of Cambridge)
 

Publications

2020. ‘Monos’. Chasqui: Revista de literatura latinoamericana 49 (2): 44-45. https://chasquirll.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Chasqui-Reviews-November-2020.pdf

2021. ‘Kicking Off: Violence, Honour, Identity and Masculinity in Argentinian Football Chants’. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. https://doi.org/10.1177/1012690220988651