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William Rispin

I am a PhD student in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures. My interests lie in contemporary politics and history, and particularly the fortunes of the Centre Right in France.

I am currently studying the problems that the Centre Right faced during the Hollande presidency.

Before starting my PhD, I completed an M.A. by Research on the problems faced by the Centre Right since 2002. This followed the completion of my B.A. in French Studies also at Warwick.

In addition to my research, I have written book reviews for French History and Modern and Contemporary France, and have taught modules on French Politics and Culture and French Language in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures.

I am also the editor of the Feature Archive section of the Society for the Study of French History's blog,

Conference Papers

François Fillon and the 2017 French elections- talk given at the table ronde on the 2017 French elections organised at the University of Warwick

Les Républicains and the challenges of a political system in transition given at the ASMCF Conference, Aston University, 2016


Review: 'The 2012 French election: How the electorate decided' Modern & Contemporary France published online

Review: 'France in the Hollande Presidency: The Unhappy Republic', Modern & Contemporary France, (2017), 25:1, 93-94

Review: 'Government through culture and the contemporary French Right', Modern & Contemporary France, (2016), 24:2, 221-222

Review: 'Politics and the Individual in France: 1930-1950', French History, (2016) 30 (2): 276-277


2017-2018: Seminar tutor: France and the World Since 1945 (Term 1); The Right in France (Term 2)

2016-2017: Story of Modern France seminar tutor; FR101 French Essay tutor

2015-2016: Modern & Contemporary France seminar tutor

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