Dr Ellen Crabtree

‘Being a #blendedacademic: university careers beyond teaching & research’


Ellen Crabtree is the Assistant Senior Tutor at Hatfield College, Durham University. She completed her PhD in French History at Newcastle University in 2016. Her thesis was the first to look at the political engagement of French Historian Madeleine Rebérioux (1920-2005), focusing on her anticolonial activism during the Algerian War (1954-62), transnational activism and opposition to the Vietnam War, May ’68 and her presidency of the Ligue des droits de l’homme (1991-5). As well as working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Modern Languages, Ellen was the recipient of an AHRC Northern Bridge Studentship and the 2015 Ralph Gibson Prize by the Society for the Study of French History. Her current research focuses on modern and contemporary France, in particular academic activism, gender and political engagement.