Clarisse Berthezène

Clarisse Berthezène is a Lecturer in the Department of British Studies at Paris Diderot University.

Her research interests include the political and intellectual history of Conservatism and the British Conservative party, as well as the comparative history of Conservatism in Britain, France and the United States.

She is the author of:

  • Les conservateurs britanniques dans la bataille des idées. Ashridge College, premier think tank conservateur, 1929-1954 (Presses de Sciences Po, 2011)
  • Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54 (Manchester University Press, 2015), for which she won the Political Studies Association prize for the best book in political history in 2015.

She co-edited with Jean-Christian Vinel a volume on Conservatismes en mouvement. Une approche transnationale au XXe siècle (Editions de l’EHESS, 2016). An English version of this book will be published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.

Her new project explores the political mobilization of Conservative women in the period from 1918 to 1951 and the links between politics and voluntary action. She is part of a broader research group on gender and conservatism and she is co-editing a book with Julie Gottlieb entitled Women, Gender and the Conservative Party, 1880 to the present. Rewriting Women on the Right (MUP, forthcoming 2017)

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