The French Politics, Policy and Society Specialist group aims to preserve the strong tradition in the UK of the study of France, and to promote it amongst successor generations; to bridge the various sub-disciplines that contribute to the study of French politics; to connect UK scholars with their counterparts and their professional associations elsewhere in the world; and to support high quality research on all aspects of French politics through the backing of initiatives including specialist workshops, postgraduate conference presentations, and prizes in recognition of excellence.


The PSA’s network of 60 Specialist Groups offers a research focus for all members and covers a vast range of specialities within the discipline. SGs provide an opportunity for groups of academics who share a common interest in a particular area of the discipline to organise meetings, coordinate communications, and as outlets for research – as well as giving PSA members opportunities for developing their academic impact and professional development.”


Convenors can view the SG Handbook here.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions, do get in touch via or with Arianna Giovannini (, the Specialist Groups Trustee

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Nicholas Startin

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Bath

Emily St Denny

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Stirling

Benoit Dillet

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Bath


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