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 Sam Young

Sam Young

Research student,


I am a PhD student in the School of Modern Languages, where I am researching the involvement of Catholic associations in housing activism in France during the 1930s. My work is funded by the AHRC South West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP2) and supervised by Prof. Hanna Diamond (Cardiff, MLANG) and Prof. Marion Demossier (Southampton). 

I studied for a BA (Joint Hons.) in History & French at the University of Nottingham between 2014 and 2018, during which time I spent a year working in Paris for Steele & Holt press agency and ESIEE engineering college. 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 SWW DTP. I am also the Postgraduate Co-Lead for the History & Heritage research theme within MLANG (2020-21). 



I am currently teaching on the first-year module 'ML6187 National and Global Perspectives on France', within the School of Modern Languages.


‘Assessing the role of social Catholic housing activism in France, 1931-1940’

Funding source

AHRC South West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership 2



Professor Hanna Diamond

Professor of French History

Areas of expertise