Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Ms Camille Jacob

  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone:
  • Email: camille.jacob@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Camille Jacob is a PhD student currently working on the place of the English language in Algeria, as part of an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with the British Council in Algiers. She holds a BA (Hons) Politics from the University of Nottingham, an MA Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter and a PGCE Modern Foreign Languages from King’s College London. Prior to starting her doctoral research, she worked as a Sociology and Languages Teacher in London.


Camille’s research interests include discourses and practices around language and identity, and Francophone and Anglophone critical sociolinguistics. Her previous research focused on the interplay between narratives of history and diplomacy, looking especially at sports politics and Franco-Algerian relations.

Current research project

‘Shakespeare’s tongue’? English and social words in contemporary Algeria.

Discipline Areas

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Area Studies
  • Sociology
  • Postcolonial Studies

Research Clusters

  • Francophone Africa
  • Languages Across Borders