Dr Nicola Frith is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and is a specialist in Francophone Postcolonial Studies and Slavery Studies. She is the author of a monograph entitled The French Colonial Imagination: Writing the Indian Uprisings, 1857–58, from Second Empire to Third Republic (Lexington Books, 2014). Her research focuses on memories of slavery, activism and reparations, and engages with how the slave past continues to adversely affect contemporary French society. She focuses in particular on the socio-political contexts in which activist movements and memorialization processes have emerged within the French Republic and its overseas departments. Her current project is funded by the AHRC under the Leadership Fellows Scheme and is entitled ‘Mapping Memories of Enslavement: Commemoration, Community and Identity in Contemporary France’. She has a number of publications related to memory, slavery, politics and reparations, including articles in Modern & Contemporary France and the Irish Journal of French Studies, a chapter in France’s Colonial Legacies: Memory, Identity and Narrative, and is the editor (alongside Dr Kate Hodgson from the University of Liverpool) of the latest edition of Francophone Postcolonial Studies (2015) in which she has a single-authored chapte
Dr Nicola Frith
Lucie Madranges worked as a research assistant on the project ‘Mapping Memories of Slavery: Commemoration, Community and Identity in Contemporary France’ from May 2015 until May 2016. She has contributed to populating and translating the content of the database and map of the website ‘Mapping Memories of Enslavement’ (MMOE) website. After she graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in English Language in 2014, she completed a MSc in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2015.
Nicolas Deboudt worked on the project from April to June 2014 transcribing interviews conducted in French. Nicolas came to Bangor University as a French exchange student and has since returned to France to complete his degree programme. He is hoping to continue his studies with a Masters in Education.
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Aurélie Paul worked on the project from May to July 2014 transcribing interviews conducted in French. She was a former Belgian French exchange student at Bangor University and remained in North Wales to study English following the completion of her degree. She is currently applying for an internship with the European Commission.