Steve Wharton, FRSA, SFHEA


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Research interests

LGBT Activism in France and Britain from a comparative perspective

Persuasion, Propaganda and Political Marketing

Research interests

Contemporary French History and Culture

Willing to supervise PhD

LGBT Activism in Britain and France
Political communication
Contemporary French History and Politics

Teaching interests

Persuasion, propaganda and political marketing

Contemporary French Politics and Society

Occupied France and its legacy

LGBTIQ history and activism

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Aston University

Bachelor of Science, Aston University

External positions

Director of the Trustee Company, Universities Superannuation Scheme

1 Sep 201631 Aug 2020

Chair of Directors, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

3 Feb 201314 Mar 2019


  • D History General and Old World
  • DC France
  • Social and Political
  • HB Economic Theory
  • Pink Economy
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • LGBT Activism
  • PC Romance languages
  • French cultural history

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France Arts & Humanities
Propaganda Arts & Humanities
Documentary Arts & Humanities
French Culture Arts & Humanities
Vichy Arts & Humanities
Cinema Arts & Humanities
Persuasion Arts & Humanities
Attack Arts & Humanities

Projects 2010 2010

Research Output 1995 2018

La République en Marche (arrière)? Macron, Style, and Substance

Wharton, S., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Communicative Strategies
Political Communication

Review of "Propaganda Documentaries in France, 1940-1944"

Wharton, S., May 2018, H-France, 18, 107 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

Open Access

Vichy Cinema and the Everyday

Wharton, S., 1 Jun 2018, Vichy France and Everyday Life: Confronting the Challenges of Wartime, 1939-1945. Dodd, L. & Lees, D. (eds.). Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 213-224 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

“Simples, divertissants, mais nuls”: Vichy cinema and the everyday

Wharton, S., 2016, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Cover story: Lib Dem manifesto tries to offer something for everyone

Wharton, S., 16 Feb 2015, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access