Dr Nicola Frith is a specialist in Francophone Postcolonial Studies and is working as a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her primary field of interest lies in the effects of colonial memory on contemporary French society, with a particular focus on the politics underpinning the creation of collective memories of slavery within and beyond the nation-state. She studied French at the University of Liverpool (1995–99), before working in London as a magazine editor, travelling in South America, South East Asia and China, and living and working in Japan as an English language teacher. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Liverpool in 2009, where she investigated representations of colonial rivalry in India between Britain and France during the nineteenth century and the Indian ‘Mutiny’ (1857–58).
She supervises topics in the general area of Francophone Postcolonial Studies, with a specialist focus on memory studies, slavery and French colonialism.