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Dr John Strachan


John Strachan

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Tel: +44 1524 592608

Research overview

I trained as a cultural historian of modern France with a particular focus on colonialism and race. I am especially interested in the theory and writing of history, questions of identity and memory and the relationship between history and other disciplines in the arts and humanities - literary criticism, anthropology and psychology in particular.


B.A., M.A. (Warwick, 2000, 2002), Ph.D. (Manchester, 2007), PGCAP (Lancaster, 2010)

My Role

Lecturer; Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment

Current Research

* A monograph on Albert Camus' Algeria 

* A new project on magical realism and the writing of history

Current Teaching

I contribute to a variety of collectively-taught modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level and convene the following:

HIST244: A History of Paris

HIST272: The French Colonial World, 1791-1962

HIST477: Creative Voices: History and Fiction

I would like to hear from potential graduate students interested in the following areas:

Social, cultural and intellectual histories of modern France and the French overseas empire

Imperialism, colonialism and race

Modern literature and history

Historiography (especially French) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

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