Dr Huw Lewis

BA Prifysgol Cymru MA Prifysgol Cymru PhD Prifysgol Aberystwyth

Dr Huw Lewis

Lecturer in International Politics

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Huw joined the Department of International Politics as a member of staff in September 2009. He previously studied at the department as an undergraduate and as a postgraduate. His doctoral research, which he completed in May 2009, focused on the normative dimension of efforts to revive minority languages. This work was supported by an ESRC 1+3 award. It also benefited from a period spent as a visiting scholar at Queens University, Ontario; an opportunity that arose following an invitation from Professor Will Kymlicka. Huw is a fluent Welsh and English speaker and teaches and supervises through the medium of both languages, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.



Huw's research interests include: normative political theory; debates concerning multiculturalism and nationalism; language politics and Welsh politics. Currently he is attempting to develop on his doctoral research by preparing a series of publications that focus on the normative dimension of efforts to revive minority languages. In particular, he is seeking to establish what kind of revival measures can be considered acceptable from a liberal-democratic perspective. Among the publications that should result from such research work is a monograph, provisionally entitled Liberalism and Language Revival.



Lewis, D., Royles, E. 2017. Taro’r cydbwysedd yn iawn: cloriannu cynigion Llywodraeth Cymru ar gyfer Bil y Gymraeg.

Lewis, D.H. 2017. Realising linguistic justice: resources versus capabilities. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 7 (38) pp. 595-607. 10.1080/01434632.2016.1192178 Cadair

Léger, R., Lewis, D. 2017. Normative political theory’s contribution to language policy research. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 38 (7) pp. 577-583. 10.1080/01434632.2016.1192177 Cadair

Lewis, D., Royles, E., McLeod, W. 2017. Language revitalisation, mobility and the transformation of community: Revitalise Project, 1st Workshop Briefing Report.

Lewis, D., Royles, E. 2017. Language Revitalisation and Social Transformation: Evaluating the Language Policy Frameworks of Sub-state Governments in Wales and Scotland. Policy and Politics 10.1332/030557317X14938075758958 Cadair


Lewis, D., Royles, E. 2016. Adfywio Iaith a Newid Cymdeithasol: Gwerthuso Strategaethau Iaith yng Nghymru a’r Alban: Nodyn Briffio.


Lewis, D. 2015. Hybu Iaith a Rhyddid Mynegiant: Achos Arwyddion Cyhoeddus Quebec. In E. G. Matthews. (ed) Hawliau Iaith: Cyfrol Deyrnged Mered : Astudiaethau Athronyddol #4. Astudiaethau Athronyddol Y Lolfa, Talybont pp. 55-81. Cadair


Lewis, D.H. 2013. Y Gymraeg a'r Hawl i Sicrwydd Ieithyddol. In S. Brooks., R. G. Roberts. (eds) Pa beth yr aethoch allan i'w achub? Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst pp. 188-207. Cadair

Lewis, H. 2013. Language maintenance: a liberal-egalitarian approach. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 10.1080/01434632.2013.797985 Cadair

Lewis, D.H. 2013. Hawliau Iaith: Eiddo Siaradwyr Mamiaith yn Unig? Trafodion Anrhydeddus Gymdeithas y Cymmrodorion | Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion 18 pp. 88-100. Cadair

Lewis, H. 2013. On the Right to Linguistic Survival. Regional and Federal Studies 23 (1) pp. 87-99. 10.1080/13597566.2012.754354 Cadair


Lewis, H. 2011. Liberalism, Language Revival and Employment. Political Studies 59 (4) pp. 1017-1033. 10.1111/j.1467-9248.2011.00880.x Cadair

Lewis, H. 2011. What could be the fate of the Welsh language beyond 2011? Other Cadair

Lewis, H. 2011. Cymdeithas yr Iaith: Three Questions. Cadair


Lewis, D.H. 2010. Y Gymraeg yn Amod Cyflogaeth: Cam Derbyniol o Safbwynt Rhyddfrydol?: Welsh as a job requirement: An acceptable step from a liberal perspective? Gwerddon 6 pp. 55-73. Other Cadair


Lewis, H. 2005. Hawliau Iaith. [Language Rights.] Cadair