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.


Taro’r cydbwysedd yn iawn: cloriannu cynigion Llywodraeth Cymru ar gyfer Bil y GymraegLewis, H. & Royles, E. 2017 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University. 16 p.
Realising linguistic justice: resources versus capabilitiesLewis, D. H. 2017 In : Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.7, 38, p. 595-60712 p.
Normative political theory’s contribution to language policy researchLéger, R. & Lewis, D. 2017 In : Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.38, 7, p. 577-5837 p.
Language revitalisation, mobility and the transformation of community: Revitalise Project, 1st Workshop Briefing ReportLewis, D., Royles, E. & McLeod, W. 2017 17 p.
Language Revitalisation and Social Transformation: Evaluating the Language Policy Frameworks of Sub-state Governments in Wales and ScotlandLewis, D. & Royles, E. 2017 In : Policy and Politics.
Adfywio Iaith a Newid Cymdeithasol: Gwerthuso Strategaethau Iaith yng Nghymru a’r Alban: Nodyn BriffioLewis, D. & Royles, E. 2016
Hybu Iaith a Rhyddid Mynegiant: Achos Arwyddion Cyhoeddus QuebecLewis, D. 2015 Hawliau Iaith: Cyfrol Deyrnged Mered : Astudiaethau Athronyddol #4. Matthews, E. G. (ed.). Talybont: Y Lolfa, p. 55-8127 p. (Astudiaethau Athronyddol)
Y Gymraeg a'r Hawl i Sicrwydd IeithyddolLewis, D. H. 2013 Pa beth yr aethoch allan i'w achub?. Brooks, S. & Roberts, R. G. (eds.). Llanrwst: Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, p. 188-20720 p.
Language maintenance: a liberal-egalitarian approachLewis, H. 2013 In : Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.
Hawliau Iaith: Eiddo Siaradwyr Mamiaith yn Unig?Lewis, D. H. 2013 In : Trafodion Anrhydeddus Gymdeithas y Cymmrodorion | Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion.18, p. 88-100
On the Right to Linguistic SurvivalLewis, H. 2013 In : Regional and Federal Studies.23, 1, p. 87-99
Liberalism, Language Revival and EmploymentLewis, H. 2011 In : Political Studies.59, 4, p. 1017-1033
What could be the fate of the Welsh language beyond 2011?Lewis, H. 2011
Cymdeithas yr Iaith: Three QuestionsLewis, H. 2011 Agenda, Winter
Y Gymraeg yn Amod Cyflogaeth: Cam Derbyniol o Safbwynt Rhyddfrydol?: Welsh as a job requirement: An acceptable step from a liberal perspective?Lewis, D. H. 2010 In : Gwerddon.6, p. 55-7318 p.
Hawliau IaithLewis, H. 2005 Barn, March