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Richard Bates

PhD Student, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I am currently a doctoral researcher and teaching affiliate. I have been at the University of Nottingham since 2013.

Previously I worked for a legal publisher and for a market research agency.

I have also worked as a student careers advisor and support worker for disabled students.

Expertise Summary

French history, especially twentieth-century social history.

History of psychoanalysis.

History of the family, gender, sexuality.

Teaching Summary

I teach in both the History and the French departments. In 2016/17 I am teaching the following modules:

- V13147 - France 1940-44 and Beyond - final year History module on Vichy and the Occupation.

- R11019- France: History & Identity - first-year French module on France's national story, taught through the use of relevant rtworks.

- R11020 - Contemporary France - first-year French module on recent France's recent political history and constitution.

In 2015-16 I also taught French Language 1.

I have previously taught English language and British History at Université Paris VII and in Berlin.

I also worked as a facilitator on the online course, 'Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life' produced by the University of Nottingham and the British Library in 2015 on the FutureLearn platform. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/propaganda/

Research Summary

My PhD research takes the form of a critical biography of Françoise Dolto (1908-1988). It uses the life and ideas of this French child psychoanalyst as a prism through which to approach the history… read more

Current Research

My PhD research takes the form of a critical biography of Françoise Dolto (1908-1988). It uses the life and ideas of this French child psychoanalyst as a prism through which to approach the history of psychology and the family in 20th-century France.

Past Research

My MA thesis was a study of the work of the Greek-French social theorist and philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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