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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 Autumn 2019, I will be teaching the module French Presidents and the Media, and a component of the MA module Critical Theory in Modern Languages. I will be on research leave in Spring 2020.

Administrative Roles

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

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

On research leave Spring Term 2020