Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, Bangor University

My prime research interest is cultural representations of minority groups in France such as immigrants, ethnic minorities and Muslims. Much of this has focused on contemporary cinema and I am the author of Cinema and the Republic: Filming on the Margins in Contemporary France (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013). I have also published articles concerning debates about national and local identities within the fields of new new media, music, comedy and sport in a French and Francophone context. I am an active member of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) and served on its executive committee from 2007-2013 and 2016-18.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Senior lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, Bangor University
  • 2014–2017
    Head of Modern Languages and Cultures, Bangor University
  • 2007–2015
    Lecturer in French, Bangor University

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Leeds, PhD in French
  • 2004 
    University of Leeds, MA in French
  • 2002 
    University of Leeds, BA in French and Philosophy

Publications

  • 2017
    'Nicolas Anelka and the Quenelle Gesture: A Study of the Complexities of Protest in Contemporary Football', The International Journal of the History of Sport, vol 34, no. 3-4, pp. 236-250.
  • 2017
    'L’Islam et l’humour: un rire communautaire ou un rire universel?', Le Temps des médias, no. 28, pp. 144-157.
  • 2014
    Introduction: Writing and conceptualizing French sport, Contemporary French Civilization 39:1: 1-10
  • 2014
    Les banlieues and Les Bleus: Political and media discourse about sport and society in France, French Cultural Studies, 25(1): 70–81
  • 2013
    ‘(Re-)presenting Islam: A comparative study of groups of comedians in the United States of America and France’, Performing Islam, 2:1 (2013): 89–104.
  • 2013
    Cinema and the Republic: Filiming on the Margins in Contemporary France (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013).,
  • 2013
    ‘Lil Maaz’s Mange du kebab: challenging clichés or serving up stereotypes for mass consumption online ?’, in Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Performance, Politics and Piety, ed. by Kamal Salhi (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013), pp. 261–280.
  • 2013
    ‘French Cinema’s Representations of Enforced Return Migration’,, in Coming Home? Volume 2: Conflict and Postcolonial Return Migration in the Context of France and North Africa, 1962–2009, ed. by Sharif Gemie and Scott Soo (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013), pp. 110–128.
  • 2011
    Kamini’s Rural Rap: a study of minority identities, new media and music, Contemporary French Civilization, 36(1-2): 127–140
  • 2009
    'Representations of war: From the New Wave to the New Millennium', 'Representations of war: From the New Wave to the New Millennium' Journal of War and Cultural Studies, vol 2, no. 1, pp. 81-91.
  • 2008
    'Citizenship and Belonging in Suburban France: the Music of Zebda', ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, vol 7, no. 2, pp. 199-213.
  • 2008
    'Not So ‘Far From Vietnam’: A study of war, film, and the media', in A-M Obajtek-Kirkwood & EA Hakanen (eds), Signs of War: From Patriotism to Dissent. 2008 edn, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 195-218.
  • 2007
    'La Ballade des sans-papiers: Dix ans après', French Studies Bulletin, vol 28, no. 104, pp. 64-67.
  • 2007
    'Football, Race and the Republic: A Study of Reactions to France's 1998 World Cup Victory' , Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, vol 78, pp. 26-29.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF)