Dr Jackie Clarke
- Senior Lecturer (French) (French)
Jackie Clarke's research interests reflect her cross-disciplinary training in History and French Studies, with a particular focus on twentieth and twenty-first-century France.
She has written on various aspects of interwar, postwar and contemporary France including:
- work and workers in French society and culture
- contemporary writing about work and the 'end of industry'
- consumption and consumer culture
- deindustrialisation and its social and cultural legacies
- memory and nostalgia
- the history of experts and ‘technocrats’ in France
She is particularly interested in questions of class and gender and is a member of the Centre for Gender History
Her current book-length project uses the emblematic French domestic appliance brand as lens through which to explore questions about work, consumption and subjectivity in France since the 1950s.
She is a Co-Investigator in the major transnational partnership project DéPOT (Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time), led by Professor Steven High and a Co-Editor of the Routledge International Handbook of Deindustrialisation Studies (forthcoming).
She is also one of the international advisors on the CONDE project (Confronting Decline. Challenges of Deindustrialization in Western Societies since the 1970s) led by Prof. Andreas Wirsching in Munich.
In 2018-2020, she led the RSE-funded After the Factory network on gender and deindustrialisation.
2020-27 Co-Investigator, SSHRC Partnership Grant 'Deindustrialisation and the Politics of Our Time' (PI Prof Steven High, Concordia)
2018-2020 Royal Society of Edinburgh Network Grant, 'After the Factory: Gender and Deindustrialisation in European Context'
2012-14 British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant ‘Afterlives of the Factory: Remembering Moulinex in Contemporary France’.
2010 British Academy Small Grant, ‘Generation Moulinex’.
2005 British Academy Conference Grant (with Joan Tumblety), ‘French History: Spaces and Places’.
2002 Arts and Humanities Research Board Matching Leave Scheme, ‘Modernity and Crisis: Engineering a New France’.
2000 British Academy Small Grant, ‘Modernity and Crisis’.
Jackie welcomes enquiries from prospective students interested in pursuing research on the history of work, consumption and deindustrialisation (in any country) and on any aspect of contemporary French history and society. Many PhD projects today cut across several fields or disciplines, rather than sitting within the expertise of a single supervisor. Jackie has previously collaborated with colleagues in supervising projects that draw on approaches from sociology, ethnography, translation studies and cultural studies as well as history.
If you are interested in applying for a PhD, please get in touch to discuss your ideas. Jackie is happy to work with prospective applicants in order to help them develop a strong research proposal.
Jackie's teaching is concentrated in the field of modern French history. She also contributes to French language teaching.
French Culture 1 - National Histories
Consumption, Culture and Society in Modern France (Honours option)
France 1940-44 (Honours option)
Senior Honours French Language
Gender Culture and Text (MSc Gender History - co-taught with colleagues in History)
Jackie taught at University College Cork and the University of Southampton before joining the University of Glasgow in 2013.
She is a member of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France and the Association française pour l'histoire des mondes du travail. She is a member and a trustee of the Society for the Study of French History.
She serves on the Editorial Collective of Gender and History and on the AHRC Peer Review College.