Postgraduate research

Our research students engage with a diverse range of topics.

Gargoyle in the foreground with Paris and the Eiffel Tower in the background

Postgraduate research

Our research students engage with a diverse range of topics.

The Institute is a small inter-disciplinary centre where you will be able to undertake doctoral research towards a University of London degree while benefitting from the outstanding resources of Paris and beyond.  

Faculty at ULIP specializes in humanities-led work in fields ranging from Urban Studies, to Colonial and Postcolonial History and Culture, Contemporary Visual Culture, Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, International Politics, with particular interest in areas relating to climate policy, critical race and gender studies and migration studies. 

Post-graduate students at ULIP are part of a small community where there are many opportunities to share your findings and questions, to engage in inter-disciplinary seminars with scholars from the UK and continental Europe, to organize your own research workshops and to contribute to a vibrant research environment.  

Post-graduate research at ULIP is supported by the extensive resources of the School of Advanced Study, both in research training and in access to library resources. ULIP has its own on-site library and offers substantial support in accessing library and archive resources in Paris. It also has a dedicated post-graduate and research affiliate study area.  

ULIP works in partnership at various levels with other member institutions of the University of London Federation. Queen Mary University of London delivers two graduate programmes from the Institute, in International Relations and in Commercial Law, while also running regular research events.  

ULIP, the Bartlett School of Architecture and Queen Mary University of London also collaborate on the Banister Fletcher Global Fellowship in Urban Studies, which supports the development and dissemination of new research in urban studies from around the world and generates regular research seminars. 

ULIP also partners with Goldsmiths, HESAM, and King’s College London, to develop opportunities for cross-Channel research in areas ranging from contemporary politics to social anthropology and the transformation of the creative industries. 

Current post-graduate research at ULIP

  • Hospitality, refugee-reception in La Chapelle (Paris) and Intangible Cultural Heritage (human geography/urban studies) 
  • Narratives of Intergenerational Mobility in Athens (cultural translation/urban studies) 
  • Women’s Writing in Haiti (comparative literature/visual studies) 
  • Foreign Office Policy and Refugee Reception in Inter-war France (history) 
  • Olympic Games and Legacy, London 2012, Paris 2024 (urban studies)  

Supervisors

Dr Joanne Brueton

Email: joanne.brueton@ulip.lon.ac.uk 

Job Title: Lecturer in French Cultural Studies 

List of projects each supervisor is interested in supervising: 

  • Postcolonial literatures
  • Gender and queer studies
  • The Francophone Maghreb 

Dr Charlotte Legg

Email: charlotte.legg@ulip.lon.ac.uk 

Job Title: Lecturer in French and History, Head of Department 

List of projects each supervisor is interested in supervising: 

  • Colonial history
  • Modern history
  • Settler colonial studies
  • gender history
  • Cultural history 

Professor Anna-Louise Milne

Email: anna-louise.milne@ulip.lon.ac.uk 

Job Title: Director of Research 

List of projects each supervisor is interested in supervising: 

  • Comparative literature
  • Modernism
  • Cultural translation
  • Urban studies
  • Contemporary migration. 

Dr Catriona MacLeod

Email: Catriona.macleod@ulip.lon.ac.uk 

Job Title: Lecturer in French and Visual Studies 

List of projects each supervisor is interested in supervising: 

  • Bande dessinée
  • Graphic novels
  • Gender studies
  • Feminist visual theory
  • Migration
  • French Guiana 

Dr Edouard Morena

Email: Edouard.morena@ulip.lon.ac.uk 

Job Title: Lecturer in French and International Politics 

List of projects each supervisor is interested in supervising: 

  • Modern history
  • Republicanism
  • Climate policy
  • Social movements 

For further information, please visit our Research Degrees web page.