Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Ms Fabienne Chamelot

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


Fabienne Chamelot started her PhD in 2014. Her research explores French colonial archives in the 20th century, focusing specifically on the management and organisation of colonial archives in Indochina and French West Africa under colonial rule, as well as in metropolitan France. By mapping out their organisation, her work seeks to interrogate archives as a tool of power in colonial settings.

Fabienne has an MA in Social Sciences from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales and the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, and has completed one year as a visiting student at New York University. Before starting her PhD, she worked in the non-fiction publishing field in France, mostly at Gallimard and as a freelance editor.


Research Clusters

  • Francophone Africa

Discipline Areas

  • Archival studies
  • Colonial History
  • French and Francophone Studies

Current Research Projects

  • What is an archive? Colonial archives and power in metropolitan France, French West Africa and Indochinese Union, 1894-1960