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Dr Peter Hawkins

Biography

Peter Hawkins joined the Department of French in 1968, and held temporary posts at the University of Benin, Nigeria, (1977-79) and at the Université de la Réunion (1994-97). He was made Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques in 1998 and promoted Officier in 2009.

He was president of ASCALF, the Association for the Study of Caribbean and African Literature in French, 1989-94 and 1997-2000 and Vice-President 2000-2002.  In 2002 the association was re-launched as the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies (SFPS).

He retired in January 2008 and was appointed Senior Research Fellow. He was awarded a PhD on his published work in June 2008.

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Department of French

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