PhD French Studies
Email: a dot agowun at warwick dot ac dot uk
I am a PhD student and Wolfson Scholar whose work focuses on approaches to televisual image projection in the French Fifth Republic, 2002-2002, from candidacy to post-presidency. This project is supervised by Professor Jeremy Ahearne and Dr Jessica Wardhaugh.
My research focuses on how politicians instrumentalised the media landscape in order to construct or maintain a certain image in the public eye, as well as how said image affected their general policy-making in order to intimately understand the relationship constructed between French politicians and the people, as well as the media industry’s own agency in the facilitation, hindering, and even reshaping of said relationship. As a former WIHEA Fellow, I also take an interest in aspects of co-creation between staff and students, and in my work with WIHEA and the LDCU, have sought to champion student voice.
French presidents and the media; French politics; theories of political leadership; performance theories; co-creation; student voice
Conferences and Presentations
Everyday Excellence Conference, May 2021
British Conference of Undergraduate Research, April 2021, ‘“The Chirac Paradox”: Contrasting the media image of Jacques Chirac during his presidency (1995-2007) and after his death (2019)’
LDCU Open Discussion, March 2021
Extended Classroom TEL Forum, February 2021
Warwick Education Conference, May 2019, ‘Students as True Partners’. Joint presentation.
Scholarships and Awards
Wolfson Scholar, 2022-2025
WIHEA Student Fellow, 2021-2022
BA English and French, University of Warwick
MA for Research in French and Francophone Studies, University of Warwick