I am a postdoctoral research assistant working on Dr Fiona Barclay's AHRC funded project 'Narratives and Representations of the French Settlers of Algeria'. You can find out more about the project here: https://www.pieds-noirs.stir.ac.uk
I was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds in 2018. My thesis was entitled 'Performing Gender, Performing the Past: Memories of French Colonialism in French and Algerian Literatures Post-1962'. I completed a MA by Research in French Studies also at the University of Leeds (2013-2014) and a BA in English Literature and French Studies at the University of Birmingham (2008-2012). I also worked a lectrice d'anglais at the université de Lyon II (2012-13).
I have published research on the relationship between cultural memory in French-language literatures and questions of gender performativity. In my doctoral research, I surveyed a selection of works by Assia Djebar, Hélène Cixous, Ahmed Kalouaz, Malika Mokeddem, and Nina Bouraoui where the narratives about the transnational memory of French colonialism in Algeria is intimately connected with the reiteration and subversion of gendered norms.
My current research projects continue to examine the themes of transnational memory and queer theory. I am preparing articles on Maïssa Bey's most recent novel 'Nulle autre voix' and the digital memory of French Algeria in 'pied-noir' websites. I am also preparing a new project on transnational memory in French-language cultural production from and about the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean. I am particularly interested in 'écriture jeunesse' as an underexplored producer of cultural memory.
Hartley D & Ivey B (2018) Rupture, repression, repetition: The Algerian War of Independence in the present. International Journal of Francophone Studies, 21 (3-4), pp. 185-207. https://doi.org/10.1386/ijfs.21.3-4.185_7