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“Accented French: ‘Beur’ Culture and Beyond”

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
12:00 AM
Modern Languages Building, Lecture Room Two, 812 E. Washington

Alec G. Hargreaves is Ada Belle Winthrop-King Professor of French and Director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University. Formerly Chair of the Department of European Studies at Loughborough University, UK, he has held visiting positions at the University of Warwick, UK, Cornell University, USA, the Université de Lyon II and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France. A specialist on political, cultural and media aspects of post-colonial minorities in France, he is the author and editor of numerous publications including Voices from the North African Immigrant Community in France: Immigration and Identity in Beur Fiction (Oxford/New York: Berg, 1991; 2nd edition 1997), Immigration, 'Race' and Ethnicity in Contemporary France (London/New York: Routledge, 1995) Racism, Ethnicity and Politics in Contemporary Europe (Aldershot/Brookfield, Vermont: Edward Elgar, 1995), co-edited with Jeremy Leaman, Post-Colonial Cultures in France (London/New York: Routledge: 1997), co-edited with Mark McKinney, Minorités postcoloniales anglophones et francophones: études culturelles comparées (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004) and Memory, Empire and Postcolonialism (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2005). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Expressions maghrébines, Francophone Postcolonial Studies, International Journal of Francophone Studies, Journal of European Studies and Research in African Literaratures. In 2003, the French government honored him by naming him a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, and in June 2006 he was awarded France's highest national honor the Légion d'honneur.