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Dr. Hugh Mcdonnell

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Amsterdam
'Europeanising Spaces in Paris, c. 1947-1962'.
Master of Arts, University of Amsterdam
Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College Dublin


I completed my PhD in the departments of European Studies and the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam in 2014. My research - published as Europeanising Spaces in Paris, c. 1947-1962 (Liverpool University Press, 2016) - examined the ways in which ideas about Europe and Europeanness were articulated and contested in politics, culture, and the Parisian urban landscape. I have also worked on the history of North African migration to France engaging with theories of social justice and recognition. 

My research approach combines archive-based historical work with an engagement with political, social and cultural theory. Broad research interests include 20th century French, European, and European colonial history. 

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow on the European Research Council Starting Grant project entitled: Illuminating the 'Grey Zone': Addressing Complex Complicity in Human Rights Violations.

Research outputs

  1. François Mitterrand and the Grey Zone of Vichy

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  2. Jean-Paul Sartre the European

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