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Professor Jeremy Ahearne


Email: J dot Ahearne at warwick dot ac dot uk

Office H 440, Humanities Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL

Research interests

I work on contemporary French political, intellectual and cultural history, and also on questions of international cultural and language policies. I have developed through various publications a broad approach to the interface between national cultures and government policies, with a particular focus on issues of political secularism, education reform, the media, national memory, language, and international cultural projection. My main project at the moment is a study of the cultural, media and linguistic dimensions of French foreign policy.

Teaching and supervision

In 2021-22 I will be teaching the content module French Presidents and the Media and the language module Final-Year French Writing.

Administrative Roles

I am currently Director of Research & Impact and Deputy Chair for the School of Modern Languages & Cultures, and also Deputy Chair (overseeing Research & Impact) for the Faculty of Arts. I have been head of French (2005-2008) and, on a secondment, director of the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies (2014-2017).

Recent Publications

For full list of publications, see here.


BA, DPhil (Oxford)

Office hours

If you would like to see me please email for an appointment. I will normally respond within 24 hours.


French Presidents and the Media

Final-Year French Writing