Professor Nadia Kiwan

Professor Nadia Kiwan
Professor Nadia Kiwan

Professor Nadia Kiwan

BA Hon (Bristol), PhD (Bristol), Doctorat (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris), FHEA

Personal Chair

About

Department of French School of Language & Literature University of Aberdeen Taylor Building Old Aberdeen AB24 3UB

Biography

I joined the French Department at the University of Aberdeen in January 2006.

 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Director, Centre for Modern Languages Research

External Memberships

Member of the AHRC Peer Review College

Latest Publications

  • Creative Coexistence or Creative Co-resistance?: Transcultural Complexity in the Work of Street Artist ‘Combo’

    Kiwan, N.
    Jewish-Muslim Interactions. Everett, S. S., Vince, R. (eds.). Liverpool University Press, pp. 253-272, 19 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Secularism, Islam and public intellectuals in contemporary France

    Kiwan, N.
    Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. 182 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Remembering on the City’s Margins: The Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration in Paris

    Kiwan, N.
    Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 426-440
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Transformer les perceptions de l'islam ?: Le cas de l’intellectuel musulman laïque Abdelwahhab Meddeb

    Kiwan, N.
    Subjectivation et désubjectivation Penser le sujet dans la globalisation. Boucher, M., Pleyers, G., Rebughini, P. (eds.). Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, pp. 263-273, 11 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Freedom of thought in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks

    Kiwan, N.
    French Cultural Studies, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 233-244
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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Research

Research Overview

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.

Supervision

I currently supervise 3 doctoral students on secularism and Christian privilege, utopia and intersectional feminisms and Islamophobia in French fiction and film. 

Funding and Grants

 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  

 

 

 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

At undergraduate level, I coordinate FR2013/FR2014 'French Identities: Individual and Society'; FR2513/FR2514, 'French Identities: Centre and Periphery' and Honours options 'The Politics of Difference in Contemporary France' and 'Paris: Transnational City of Culture'.

Publications

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  • Creative Coexistence or Creative Co-resistance?: Transcultural Complexity in the Work of Street Artist ‘Combo’

    Kiwan, N.
    Jewish-Muslim Interactions. Everett, S. S., Vince, R. (eds.). Liverpool University Press, pp. 253-272, 19 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Secularism, Islam and public intellectuals in contemporary France

    Kiwan, N.
    Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK. 182 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Remembering on the City’s Margins: The Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration in Paris

    Kiwan, N.
    Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 426-440
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Transformer les perceptions de l'islam ?: Le cas de l’intellectuel musulman laïque Abdelwahhab Meddeb

    Kiwan, N.
    Subjectivation et désubjectivation Penser le sujet dans la globalisation. Boucher, M., Pleyers, G., Rebughini, P. (eds.). Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, pp. 263-273, 11 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Freedom of thought in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks

    Kiwan, N.
    French Cultural Studies, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 233-244
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Artistic Identities and Professional Strategies: Francophone Musicians in France and Britain

    Gibert, M., Kiwan, N.
    Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 253-269
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Moroccan Multiplicities: Performing Transnationalism and Alternative Nationalism in the Contemporary Urban Music Scene

    Kiwan, N.
    Cahiers d’études africaines, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 975-997
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Muslim and secular: Performing 'Muslim' exemplarity and public debates on Islam in France

    Kiwan, N.
    Performing Islam, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 45-66
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Convergence des régimes discursifs et appartenance religieuse dans l'espace public: le cas de l’islam au Royaume Uni et en France

    Kiwan, N.
    Revue de l’Observatoire de la Société Britannique , vol. 13, pp. 63-81
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • New Friends and old foes?: Diversity politics and national identity in Sarkozy's France

    Kiwan, N.
    Ethnicities, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 403-407
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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