Claire Helena Griffiths is professor of French and francophone studies in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Chester in Great Britain. She was previously senior research fellow in Francophone African studies in the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation and instructor in the Departments of French and Modern Languages at the University of Hull. She has taught courses on the processes of colonisation and decolonisation in the French Empire, the political history of French-speaking Africa, African women’s writing in French, French political art, translation and interpreting.
Education and career
Griffiths earned a in French and politics from University of Warwick, an in Politics from the University of Bath and a Ph.D. from Hull University, On February 27, 2008, Griffiths delivered the Peter Forster Memorial Lecture at University of Hull: Engendering Social Development Policy: A Case of Globalisation or Colonial Revisionism in Francophone Africa? The University of Chester has recognized Griffiths's expertise in the study of West African history, culture and social development by awarding her, in 2016, its Chair in area studies.