ULIP Lecturer Dr Charlotte Chopin has been awarded a prestigious visiting fellowship at the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, National University of Ireland in Galway.
The Moore Institute Visiting Fellowship scheme has supported 135 visiting academics from institutions across the world in undertaking a period of dedicated research on a particular project since it was launched in 2010. The scheme seeks to promote academic community across the university, the city, and region, and to create new partnerships and networks for future research.
Dr Chopin will spend her time at the Moore Institute completing a book chapter on multilingual newspapers printed in Algeria between 1881 and 1914. The fellowship will form part of a full semester of research sabbatical which will be dedicated to work on her forthcoming book, 'The New White Race': Settler Colonialism and the Press in Algeria, 1860-1914, under contract to the University of Nebraska Press and due to appear in 2020.
The book will be Dr Chopin's first. An extension of her doctoral research, the volume explores the unusual trajectory of settler colonialism in French Algeria through the medium of the press. The processes of political and cultural identification seen in the settler press, it is argued, are shaped by wide global networks of inter-imperial connections which linked Europeans in Algeria to settler societies across the world. An important element of these connections was the transnational 'Latin' identity promoted by settler journalists in an effort to unite the different European communities of the settler colony, and differentiate them from the French of the metropole as well as from indigenous communities of Muslims and Jews.