A “French Intifada”? Ethnic Relations in Contemporary France - April 17, 2013 at 7:30pm in Althouse 106
Alec Hargreaves is an Ada Belle Winthrop-King Professor of French as well as the Director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University. He was a former Chair of the Department of European Studies at Loughborough University, and has held visiting positions at the University of Warwick, Cornell University, the Université de Lyon II and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes.
As a specialist on political, cultural and media aspects of post-colonial minorities in France, he is the author and editor of multiple publications that include: 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) and Racism, Ethnicity and Politics in Contemporary Europe (Aldershot/Brookfield, Vermont: Edward Elgar, 1995). In addition, Alec Hargreaves co-edited publications with Jeremy Leaman and Mark McKinney that include Post-Colonial Cultures in France (London/New York: Routledge: 1997) and Minorités postcoloniales anglophones et francophones: études culturelles comparées (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2004) and Memory, Empire and Postcolonialism (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2005), respectively.
In addition to his membership on the Editorial Boards of Expressions maghrébines, Francophone Postcolonial Studies, International Journal of Francophone Studies, Journal of European Studies and Research in African Literaratures, he was honored in 2003, by the French government, as a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Finally, in June 2006 he was awarded France's highest national honor, the Légion d'honneur.