in History & Sociology


PhD Project

The dissertation intends to contribute to a better understanding of the emergence of Souperism, a social phenomenon associated with the bribing of conversions among the Irish-speaking population.

It investigates the reception of Irish schools developed by the Society for Promoting the Education of the Native Irish through the medium of their own Language in a context of rising Catholic nationalism.

Dissertation key aspects:

Irish education and Souperism.

Protestant missions and Catholic nationalism.

Conversions and national identity

The Dingle Mission colony and tenant rights.

Bible societies, Evangelical missions and transatlantic networks.

Vernacular bibles and spiritual guidance: the profane and the sacred in Protestant and Catholic theologies.

Archivial material collected from:

British Library.

National Library, Kew.

Bodlian Library.

Lambeth Palace.

Royal Archives, Windsor.

Dublin Diocesan Archives.

Vincentian Archives, Dublin.

National Archives of Ireland..

National Library of Ireland.

Trinity College Manuscript & EPB Libraries.

Representative Church Body Library.

Irish Church Mission Archives.

Queen’s EPB Library.

Archivio Segreto Vaticano.

Archivio di Propaganda Dide.

Irish College archives, Rome.

National & International



At a national level (France) since 2017:

Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités – CNRS (Lab).

Member of the SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur).

Member of the SOFEIR (Société Française d’Etudes Irlandaises).

At an international level:

Organiser of the GSRL International conference “The Christian Right: What convergences today?“.

Early Career Member of the Royal Historical Society (elected November 2021).

Postgraduate member of the Royal historical Society (2018-2020).

Member of the Editorial committee, Protestant Political Thought, CIRIS 2020 conference, for a special issue in the International Journal of Religion.

Member of the SSNCI (Society for the Study of Nineteenth-century Ireland).


at University


2018-today. Assistant Lecturer at the Université de Strasbourg, Unistra (full time):

British and American History.

English language & translation.

History & Cinema (ESL).

2017-2018. Assistant Lecturer at the Université Paris 8 – Vincennes, Saint-Denis (part-time):

British and American History.

English language.

2008-2010. Permanent position at the IUT – Colmar – UHA:

Technical English, mentoring & internship visits.

Coordination of language & professional communication classes.

Management of the International Relations for the HSE & GTE departments. Negociation of bilateral agreements with Ulster University.

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