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Claire Helena GRIFFITHS
Senior research fellow
University of Hull, WISE
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♦ Participation to EURESCL project

WP6 - Interaction between research and education
• Development of pedagogic and outreach resources for teachers and learners of history (and related disciplines) on the themes of slavery, the slave trade/s and abolition/s, both in their historic and contemporary manifestations
• Contextualisation of the teaching of slavery studies in the UK curricula (history and cognate disciplines)
• Evaluation of English-language online resources for secondary school and academic users on the themes outlined above.

♦ Main research areas

Francophone African gender and development in post-slavery societies
Images of slavery, the slave trade and abolitions in contemporary visual arts
Pedagogic issues in the teaching of contemporary and historic forms of slavery

♦ Main publications

Globalizing the postcolony - contesting discourses of gender and development in francophone Africa (forthcoming with Lexington Books, USA)

La Famille en AOF - condition de la femme, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2007

Colonial Subjects : race and gender in French West Africa : including an annotated translation and presentation of Denise Savineau’s report on Women and the Family in French West Africa 1938 (published as a special double issue of the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 26, November 2006

“Reporting the Empire - Reading Texts from French West Africa”, in French Studies Bulletin, No. 92, Autumn 2004.

«Mapping discrimination: Gender, race and disadvantage in French West Africa» in Equal Opportunities International, Volume 22, Number 5, 2003.

♦ Teaching and/or tutoring activities

Senior research fellow in the WISE Institute at the University of Hull, UK,
Conducting research in francophone African studies with specific reference to issues of gender, emancipation and discourses of political dissent in the colonial and postcolonial periods.
Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various aspects of French Studies in the Department of Modern Languages where she also serves as Director of Research in Modern Languages and Area Studies and Director of Postgraduate Studies.
Providing PhD supervision and postdoctoral mentoring in development studies with particular reference to francophone Africa.