Dr Rebecca Infield


I completed my PhD at the University of Warwick in 2021. My research looked at how writing for the theatre which dealt with decolonisation or which took a ‘decolonising’ form was subject to frequent censorship, of differing kinds, throughout the 1950s and 1960s. This research was comparative and I used case studies from both Francophone and Anglophone theatre production which included writers such as Barry Reckord, John Arden, Michel Vinaver, Kateb Yacine and Hocine Bouzaher.

In addition to Warwick, I have taught at the universities of Nanterre and Paris 3 in Paris as well as at the universities of Lancaster and Nottingham in the UK. Prior to beginning my PhD I worked at the Institut francais, the French cultural center in London and completed an Erasmus Mundus MA programme at Sheffield University and in France and Spain.


  • Personal tutor for students at all three levels.

Research interests


  • “Perpetuating the Colonial Mindset: Theatre Censorship and Decolonisation in France and Britain.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Theatre Censorship, ed. by Anne Etienne and Graham Saunders (Palgrave, 2021), forthcoming.
  • 11 septembre 2001/11th September 2001: The Legacy of Colonial-era Censorship.” In Theatre Censorship in Contemporary Europe, ed. by Anne Etienne and Chris Megson (Exeter University Press, 2021), forthcoming.
  • [With Rebekah Vince] “Jewish Culture in 21st Century France” in The Routledge Handbook to French Politics and Culture (Routledge, 2019)
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  • PhD French Studies (Warwick)
  • MA Crossways in Cultural Narratives (Sheffield, Perpignan, Santiago de Compostela)
  • BA French and English Literature (Reading)

Professional memberships

  • The Society for Theatre Research (STR)
  • Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (SFPS)

Student education

I teach the second year module The Republic in Crisis and the Special Subject module France and Algeria From 1830 to the Present. I also supervise a number of undergraduate dissertations relating to French and Francophone history.

I am contribuiting to the MA module Approaches to Race this term.