Sarah Wood

Visiting Assistant Professor


PhD in History (2015), MA Cultural History (2011), BA Hons History and French (2009)

University of Manchester

Research interests

Cultural legacies of imperialism in the French-speaking world

Immigration and identity in contemporary France

‘Overseas France’, especially French Guiana

French-Latin American relationships

Oral history

Critical cartographies

Environmental protection and ecological ideas in France and South America



A native of Barnsley, England, I crossed the Pennines to pursue my studies in Manchester. I subsequently crossed the Atlantic to French Guiana and, most recently, here to the US. I have researched and taught in History and Sociology at the University of Manchester, the University of York and the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. In 2017, I joined French and Francophone Studies at UConn, where I teach courses in Francophone Studies, French literature and modern and contemporary French politics, culture and society.

I have published work in journals including Modern and Contemporary France and my first book, Locating Guyane, co-edited with Dr Catriona MacLeod, will be published in April 2018 by Liverpool University Press.

Contact Information
Office LocationOak Hall 245
Office HoursThursday 3-5pm (Spring 2018)