Vita

EDUCATION

2000-5 PhD in History and Civilisation, European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy
Title: Les Réfugiés acadiens en France (1758-1785): l’impossible reintegration?
I was awarded a full grant (maintenance and fees) for three and a half years to complete the PhD.
1998-9 MA in History, mention très bien (highest possible grade), Université de Franche-Comté (Besançon, France). Year spent at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada.
1997-8 B.A. in History and Geography, mention bien (highest grade awarded that year), Université de Franche-Comté. Third year of studies spent at the University of Birmingham (Erasmus grant).

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011-14 Georgetown University/EHESS, Marie Curie Research Fellow, Project: “An Environmental History of Haiti, 1492-2010”, under the supervision of Professors John R. McNeill and Geneviève Massard Guilbaud (funded by the EU)
2008-11 University of Birmingham, Department of Modern History. Post-Doctoral Research and teaching fellow, ‘Non-governmental organisations in Britain, 1945-1997’ project (principal investigators of the project: Matthew Hilton and Nick Crowson)
2006-7 University of Birmingham, Department of Modern History. Project archivist and teaching fellow, DANGO Project (Database of archives of Non-Governmental Organisations).
2004-6 Université de Lille 2 (France). Teaching and Research Fellow (Attaché d’enseignement et de recherche – ATER).
1999-2000 National University of Ireland, Galway, Careers Service: website researcher and developer (European ‘Eurodyssey’ placement) and Teaching and research assistant (part-time)

OTHER EXPERIENCES

2007–8 Campaigns and Communication officer, Operation Noah, London (organisation campaigning against Climate Change) (full-time salaried job)
2006–7 Climate Change Campaigns Coordinator, Birmingham Friends of the Earth (voluntary work)
2000-1 General student representative, European University Institute

LANGUAGES

French: native speaker
English: fully fluent
Italian: read, understood, spoken
Spanish: read
German: basic knowledge.

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