Manuela Latchoumaya

Manuela Latchoumaya


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Personal profile


  • 2019 - MSc in EU Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science and Sciences Po, Paris (2017-2019) 
  • 2017 - BA in Social Sciences, Sciences Po, Paris (2014-2017) 


I am a PhD researcher in Sociology and Politics at the University of Manchester. My PhD project explores the lived experiences and identities of French citizens of Indian descent. By focusing on French citizens of Indian descent who migrated to France after the independence of former French Establishments in India and on Indo-Guadeloupeans, it actively seeks to (re)contextualise these experiences within the history of the French Empire. Moreover, by looking at the experiences of Indo-Guadeloupeans in both Guadeloupe and hexagonal France, it examines the continued colonial structure of the French nation-state.  

I engage with concepts including whiteness and white supremacy, citizenship, nation-building and nationalism, Orientalism, and diaspora. 

This PhD project is being conducted under the supervision of Prof. Claire Alexander and Dr Aoileann Ní Mhurchú. 


Prizes and awards

School of Social Sciences PhD Studentship - 2020-2023


First-year courses: 

SOCY10401 - Inequalities in Contemporary British Society (Semester 1)

SOCY10912 - Work, Organisations and Society (Semester 2)

Second-year courses:

SOCY20961 - Racism and Ethnicity in the UK (Semester 1) 



Areas of expertise

  • HM Sociology
  • Whiteness studies
  • Post-colonial studies
  • Orientalism
  • Racism
  • Indenture
  • Nation-building and Empire