Dr Nina Wardleworth

Dr Nina Wardleworth

Research interests

Current research project – Colonial subjects in the French Resistance – commemoration and memory.

Although there has been an increasing amount of research on the role played by colonial soldiers in the Free French Army and the Provence landings and subsequent liberation of France, the presence of colonial subjects in the French Resistance remains marginalised. Initial research has revealed that there were at least 5,000 colonial resistance fighters in groups throughout France.

My research examines the memory of this contribution at a national and local level in France and in cultural depictions (graphic novels, films and novels).

I blog on this topic at www.frenchempireww2.wordpress.com

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Qualifications

  • PhD in French (Exeter)
  • BA (Hons) in Arabic and French (Exeter)

Research groups and institutes

  • French
  • History
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