Fraser McQueen

University of Stirling

Race, religion & communities of friendship: literary & filmic contributions to French political debates post-2005

Academic History:

2016 - present PhD French Studies, University of Stirling

2014 - 2015 MLitt French Studies, University of St Andrews

2009 - 2014 BA (Hons) History & French, University of Stirling


Dr Fiona Barclay (University of Stirling)

Professor David Murphy (University of Stirling)

Dr Nadia Kiwan (University of Aberdeen)

Research Interests:

I am conducting a historically & theoretically informed comparative analysis of literary, filmic, media, & polemical texts representing the place of Islam & the descendants of North African immigrants in France post-2005. Current interests include portrayals of the role played by France's political class in structuring debates around this subject; representations of veiling; & the role of the European project in French & European Islamophobia.


Santander Universities Scholarship (£5,000), 2014-2015

AHRC DTP Scotland Studentship (2016 - 2019)


Simone de Beauvoir Prize for the best degree performance by an undergraduate student in French Studies (Stirling University, 2014)

University of Stirling School of Arts & Humanities Research Prize for outstanding performance by an undergraduate in French (2014)


McQueen, F., ‘France’s burkini ban could not come at a worse time’, The Conversation, 24 August 2016 <>

Contact Details:

Address: Pathfoot Building, Room C16, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA

Work Tel No: 07949 065952


First published: 14 November 2016