PhD Candidate, University of Stirling

Fraser McQueen is pursuing an AHRC-funded PhD in French Studies at the University of Stirling, with cross-institutional supervision provided by the University of Aberdeen.

His research focuses on representations of racial and religious divides in contemporary France, and particularly representations of Islamophobia. He explores whether artistic texts can suggest an inclusive model of community bypassing the sterile binary opposition between integrationism and multiculturalism currently prevalent in French political discourse; he approaches this issue through fiction on the basis that artistic texts may be able to challenge the boundaries of dominant discourses of exclusion in a way that interventions made in the political and media spheres cannot. Central theorists include Leela Gandhi, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Raffaele Simone.

Experience

  • 2015–2016
    Lecteur d'Anglais, Université de Toulon

Education

  • 2015 
    University of St Andrews, MLitt French Studies
  • 2014 
    University of Stirling, BA (Hons) French and History - First Class

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland studentship
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council