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Lecturer in French and European History, University of Strathclyde

Karine Varley is Lecturer in French and European History at the University of Strathclyde. She is the author of Under the Shadow of Defeat: The War of 1870-71 in French Memory (2008), and has published widely on memory and commemoration. She has also worked on UK-French relations in the Second World War, collaborating with British Embassy in Paris and the French Embassy in London. Her forthcoming book is on the Vichy French regime, entitled: Vichy’s Double Bind: French Axis Entanglements and Relations with Fascist Italy, 1940-1943. She is developing a new project on the legacies of the Franco-Prussian War and has expertise in Corsican history.


  • –present
    Lecturer in French and European History, Strathclyde University


  • 2004 
    Royal Holloway, University of London, History