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Reader in French Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Claire Moran's research is broadly based on 19thc France and Belgium. Publications include books and articles on Gauguin, Redon, Ensor, Manet, Courbet and Morisot (eg. Staging the Artist, 2016). Her current research questions how the interior shaped modernity. Most recently (2022), she’s published an edited volume with Bloomsbury (Domestic Space in France and Belgium), as well as two special issues on 19thc Belgian Interiors and on Intimacy with the 19th c journal, Dix-Neuf (2019; 2021). She’s working on a monograph on Berthe Morisot, contracted with Routledge called Morisot’s Modernism and Impressionist Art, for which she was awarded the 2021 Society of French Studies Research Prize Fellowship. The representation of women's work in Impressionism is the subject of a related research project.

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time interview on Berthe Morisot:

Open Access article on Intimacy, female friendship and Morisot:

Qualifications: PhD (French); MPhil (Textual and Visual Studies); MA (English); BA (English and French).


  • –present
    Reader, Queen's University


  • 2004 
    Trinity College, Dublin, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Society for French Studies Research Prize Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Society for French Studies