Nadia Kiwan

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme Stay in France: from July 4th to July 15th and from October 17th to October 28th

After a PhD in co-supervision in French and Sociology from the University of Bristol UK and CADIS, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in 2003, Nadia Kiwan first obtained a research position as part of a European project on cultural policy in diverse urban spaces at the University of Southampton (2003-2005), then accepted a permanent position in French and Francophone Studies at the University of Aberdeen in 2006. Kiwan's research is situated within the framework of French-speaking postcolonial studies and she works on the legacies of postcolonial migration, representations of Islam and secularism, intersectional and decolonial feminist social movements.

The project

Title: Intersectional Feminist Social Movements in Contemporary France

Keywords: Intersectionality, feminisms, decolonial studies, social movements, France

Selected publications:

  • 2021, ‘A Disorienting sense of déjà-vu: Islamophobia and secularism in French public life’, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University, 18 May;
  • 2020, ‘Creative Coexistence or Creative Co-resistance? Transcultural Complexity in the Work of Street Artist Combo' in Jewish-Muslim Interactions: Performing Cultures between North Africa and France, ed. by S. Everett and R. Vince Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
  • 2019, Nadia Kiwan, Secularism, Islam and public intellectuals in contemporary France, Manchester: Manchester University Press. 
  • 2017, Nadia Kiwan, ‘Remembering on the City’s Margins: The Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration in Paris'. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 426-440. 
  • 2016, Nadia Kiwan, ‘Freedom of thought in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks'. French Cultural Studies, vol 27, no. 3, pp. 233-244.
  • 2016, Gibert, M-P & Kiwan, N. (2016). 'Artistic Identities and Professional Strategies: Francophone Musicians in France and Britain'. Modern and Contemporary France, vol 24, no. 3, pp. 253-269.
  • 2014, Nadia Kiwan, ‘Moroccan Multiplicities: Performing Transnationalism and Alternative Nationalism in the Contemporary Urban Music Scene’, Cahiers d’études africaines, vol. 216, no. 4, pp. 975-997.
Published at 4 July 2022