About Ellen


I am Assistant Senior Tutor at Hatfield College, Durham. My research focuses on modern and contemporary France, in particular academic activism, gender and political engagement.

My PhD was the first to look at the political engagement of French Historian Madeleine RebĂ©rioux (1920-2005), focusing on her anticolonial activism during the Algerian War (1954-62), transnational activism and opposition to the Vietnam War, May ’68 and her presidency of the Ligue des droits de l’homme (1991-5).