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Department of French School of Language & Literature University of Aberdeen Taylor Building Old Aberdeen AB24 3UB
- School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
2021-present: Head of the Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting Cluster (LLMVC).
Memberships and Affiliations
- Internal Memberships
Director, Centre for Modern Languages Research
- External Memberships
Member of the AHRC Peer Review College
Heriot-Watt University (Languages and Intercultural Studies: 2016-2020)
University of Bristol (School of Modern Languages: 2017-2021)
University of Sheffield (School of Languages and Cultures: 2021-)
University of Southampton (Languages, Cultures and Linguistics: 2022-)
Confronting the politics of denialModern and Contemporary France, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 139-146Contributions to Journals: Editorials
Interview: Nacira Guénif, Nadia Kiwan and Jim Wolfreys, 13 September 2022Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 277-293Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
Decolonial approaches to laïcité as a mode to re-think contemporary IslamophobiaModern and Contemporary France, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 147-164Contributions to Journals: Articles
Schooling in Citizenship and Political CommunityEngaging Authority. Citizenship and Political Community.. Stack, T., Luminiello, R. (eds.). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, pp. 79-100, 22 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Creative Coexistence or Creative Co-resistance?: Transcultural Complexity in the Work of Street Artist ‘Combo’Jewish-Muslim Interactions. Everett, S. S., Vince, R. (eds.). Liverpool University Press, pp. 253-272, 19 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
My research interests focus on contemporary French and Francophone cultures and societies. I am particularly interested in public discourses about postcolonial migration, secularism and Islam as well as decolonial and intersectional social movements. I would be keen to supervise postgraduate students in any of these areas.
I am currently accepting PhDs in French and Francophone Studies.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
French and Francophone StudiesAccepting PhDs
I currently supervise doctoral students on secularism and Christian privilege, utopia and intersectional feminisms and Orientalist photography.
Funding and Grants
2021-2022 Fondation Maison Sciences de l'Homme, Invited Researcher of DEA Programme : 'Intersectional Feminist Social Movements in Contemporary France' https://www.fmsh.fr/en/chercheur/nadia-kiwan
EU Marie Curie COFUND grant(2018-22) Political Concepts in the World (POLITICO) Co-applicant
The POLITICO PhD programme builds on the success of the interdisciplinary training provided by the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law (CISRUL), which specializes in the global application of political ideas.
Diaspora as Social and Cultural practice: a Study of Transnational Networks across Europe and Africa
(with Professor Ulrike H. Meinhof, University of Southampton)
Awarded by: AHRC programme 'Diaspora, Migration and Identity'
Duration: 1st November 2006-2010
Summary: This project focused on the ways in which (post-)migrant cultural practitioners, performers, and musicians originating from North-Africa and Madagascar are able to use multiple translocal and transnational networks across African, European and wider global spaces. It suggests that artists who create or enter such networks make use of, but go far beyond the traditional 'bi-focal', ethnically and spatially defined communities that link originating and sending countries, as studied in much Diaspora research. Our research marks a key development in the empirical study of networks, by investigating links between migrant cultural practitioners which develop outside of established cultural/historical ties. http://www.tnmundi.soton.ac.uk
At undergraduate level, I coordinate FR2015/FR2515 'French Culture, Politics and Society' and Honours options 'The Politics of Difference in Contemporary France', 'Paris: Transnational City of Culture', 'Francophone Women's Voices' and the Undergraduate Dissertation in French.
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‘Managing Marginalization: Young French-North Africans and Local Associations’Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 465-481Contributions to Journals: Articles
'Maghrebi Music' In and Beyond the Post-Colonial CityUrban Generations: Post-Colonial Cites, edited by David Richards, Taoufik Agoumy, Taeib Belghazi, Faculty of Letters of Rabat, pp. 345-354, 9 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
‘Citizenship Education: the French and English Experiences’Young People in Transition: Becoming Citizens, edited by Christopher Pole, Jane Pilcher and John Williams, Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 136-158, 22 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters