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Research overview

Scottish, British, Madagascan and Romanian cultural and political exchanges with France. French colonial and post-colonial geographies. Modern Romanian politics and culture. Communism and post-communism. Geopoetics. Mining and writing. Translation.

Future research

With Mioara Anton, of the Nicolae Iorga History Institute, Bucharest, I am preparing a book on Britain and Communist Romania, 1948-1989. My other main project is 'Mining and Writing in the Work of Joe Corrie, Constant Malva and Jules Mousseron'.

Academic/Professional Qualification

MA (1st Class Hons), French, University of St Andrews; PhD, The Poetry of Guillevic, University of St Andrews

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Extraordinary Associate Professor of French, Stellenbosch University

2014 → …


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