Steve Wharton, FRSA, SFHEA


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Personal profile

Research interests

Persuasion, Propaganda and Political Marketing

Contemporary French History and Culture

LGBT Activism in France and Britain from a comparative perspective

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

Director, Trustee Company, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

26 Oct 201123 Oct 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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Research Output

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

Wharton, S., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • 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    Wharton, S., 2016, (Unpublished).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