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Sam Young

Research student,

Overview

I am a PhD student in the School of Modern Languages, where I am researching the role of Catholic associations in the development of social housing in post-war France. My work is funded by the AHRC South West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP2).


I studied for a BA in History & French at the University of Nottingham between 2014 and 2018. During this time I spent a year working in Paris for Steele & Holt press agency and ESIEE engineering college, as well as undertaking a twelve-month tenure as General Editor for Backbench, the student-led political commentary site. I later completed an MA in Modern History at the University of Sheffield, specialising in post-war French politics. I began my PhD at Cardiff University in October 2019.


In November 2019 I was appointed as a General Editor for Question, the official journal of the South West & Wales DTP. I am also the PGR Co-Lead for the History & Heritage research theme within the School of Modern Languages. 


Research

Thesis

‘Assessing the role of Catholic associations in the post-war housing crisis in France, 1944-1958’

Funding source

AHRC South West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership 2

Supervisors

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Professor Hanna Diamond

Professor of French