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Professor Margaret Majumdar

  • Role Title: Emeritus Professor
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6185
  • Email: margaret.majumdar@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Languages and Area Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Margaret Majumdar is Research Professor of Francophone Studies in the School of Languages and Areas Studies at the University of Portsmouth and a former Honorary Secretary of the Association for the Study of Modern & Contemporary France. She has published extensively on French political philosophy, including the work of Louis Althusser and Jean-Paul Sartre, and the wider French-speaking world in the postcolonial context, with a particular emphasis on Franco-Maghrebian relations.  She is presently working on a critical examination of the concept of progress in its various philosophical, political, economic and cultural facets, including the uses and abuses to which it is subjected in the current economic and political context.


Research Clusters

  • Francophone

Current Research Projects

  • The uses and abuses of the concept of progress

Research profile

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