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Modern Languages and Cultures

French Studies

Teaching and research staff within French Studies.

Academic staff

Dr Jeff Barda (from January 2020)

Lecturer in French 

Dr Jérôme Brillaud 

Lecturer in 17th and 18th century French Culture and Drama

Specialisms: 18th-century French philosophy; simple living in history; sustainable living; animal studies; environmentalism.

Ms Gaelle Flower 
Language Tutor

Specialisms: Business and medical French.

Dr Catherine Franc
Senior Language Tutor

Specialisms: Residence Abroad tutor; public service interpreting; EBL; music for language learning and mental health; employability in the curriculum.

Dr Vladimir Kapor 
Lecturer in French Studies  

Specialisms: 19th-century French literature (particularly exoticism and orientalism); Bernardin de Saint-Pierre; colonial culture of the Third French Republic.

Ms Nathalie Lacroute 
Language Tutor

Specialisms: Anglophone Studies; certified examiner with the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques and the Paris Chamber of Commerce; technology-enhanced learning.

Dr Barbara Lebrun 
Senior Lecturer in Contemporary French Politics and Culture

Specialisms: Contemporary French culture; popular culture; popular music; chanson.

Dr Joseph McGonagle 
Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies in the French-speaking World

Specialisms: French and Francophone cinema; documentary film; filmmaking; the video essay; visual culture.

Ms Annie Morton 
Senior Language Tutor

Specialisms: eLearning; EBL.

Mr Olivier Perez 
Language Tutor

Specialisms: Curriculum development.

Ms Anne Simonin
Language Tutor

Specialisms: Teaching French at ab-initio level, German.


Professional support staff


Languages administration team -


Honorary and Emeritus staff within French Studies

Prof David Adams 
Emeritus Professor of French

Prof Henry Phillips 
Emeritus Professor of French

Prof Dee Reynolds 
Emerita Professor of French

Prof Ursula Tidd 
Emeritus Professor of French