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About Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan Lewis is a lecturer in the School of Languages and Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth where he teaches on the Francophone Africa MA.  His recently completed his PhD at the University of Exeter on ‘Conflict and Remembrance in Franco-Algerian Literature, 1981-1999’.      


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Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

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Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Good guys and bad guys: The Battle of Algiers and The Dark Knight Rises

Algeria partnershipThe ‘chaos and fear’ inspired by The Battle of Algiers is certainly there, enhanced by another parallel between the two films – the location from which the uprising bursts forth. 

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