Natalya Vince, Lectrice en études nord-africaines et françaises à l'université de Portsmouth, est chercheuse invitée à l'IHTP du 16 avril au 31 août 2018, dans le cadre de la bourse individuelle internationale Marie Sklodowska-Curie qu'elle a obtenue en 2016.
The focus of her research is modern Algerian and French history. She is interested in oral history, gender studies and state- and nation-building in Algeria and France, but also more broadly in Europe and Africa. She has carried out extensive field research in both Algeria and France since 2005, including interviewing Algerian women who participated in the War of Independence (1954-1962) about their experiences in post-colonial Algeria and their memories of the conflict, and carrying out a case study at a teacher training college in Algiers on the teaching of history and the transmission of memory. Her monograph Our fighting sisters: nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954-2012 was published by Manchester University Press in May 2015 and was winner of the Women's History Network Annual Book Prize in 2016.
Our fighting sisters: nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954-2012
She is currently a holder of a EC H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for a project on students, social change and state building. Prior to taking up this fellowship, she was Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator in the School of Languages and Area Studies and she lead on the African Studies strands of the MRes Humanities and Social Sciences. She also coordinated and taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate units covering European and African history, politics, culture and society. Within the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR), she was also the leader of the Francophone Africa cluster, of which she remains a member.
You can read more about her activities on her blog, http://francophone.port.ac.uk.
She is also on the editorial board of Modern and Contemporary France.