Professor Charlotte Baker

Professor of French and Critical Disability Studies

Current Teaching

FREN100/101 Shaping Contemporary France

FREN233 Shaping Contemporary France: Moments and Movements

DELC320 Final Year Dissertation

DELC345 Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada

DELC340 Autocrats, Dictators and Caudillos: Dictatorship and Representation in the 20th and 21st centuries

Selected Publications

Enduring Negativity: Representations of Albinism in the Fictional work of Didier Destremau, Patrick Grainville and Williams Sassine
Baker, C. 02/2011 Oxford : Peter Lang. 226 p. ISBN: 9783034301794.
Book

Expressions of the body : representations in African text and image.
Baker, C. 09/2009 Oxford : Peter Lang. 372 p. ISBN: 978-3-03911-546-4.
Book

Sassine 'Saint Monsieur Baly'.
Baker, C. 06/2010 Glasgow : Glasgow French and German Publications
Other

Necropolitical violence and post-independence Guinean literature
Baker, C. 1/11/2014 In: International Journal of Francophone Studies. 17, 3-4, p. 305-326. 22 p.
Journal article

Alternative Explanations for Disability: Inspiring patient-centered care among healthcare practitioners through the arts
01/01/2024 → 31/12/2024
Research

Demystifying Albinism in Rural Malawi
01/01/2024 → 31/07/2024
Research

Understanding the Educational Experiences of Children with Autism in Kenya
21/07/2023 → 31/08/2024
Research

Informing Policy for the Alternative Care of Children with Albinism Vulnerable to Attacks
01/04/2023 → 01/07/2024
Research

Engaging albinism advocates in West Africa in regional collaboration on advocacy and research
01/03/2023 → 31/07/2023
Research

IAA: Stimulating positive action in response to the UN Resolution on the Elimination of Harmful Practices related to Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks (UN Resolution Impact)
01/03/2023 → 31/12/2024
Research

Implementing UN Resolution 47/8
02/01/2023 → 31/12/2024
Research

IAA - AHRC Impact Acceleration Account
01/04/2022 → 31/03/2026
Research

Alternative Explanations: Disability in African Contexts
01/02/2020 → 30/09/2022
Research

From Violence to Dignity: Albinism in Malawi
02/09/2019 → 30/09/2020
Research

The Francophone African dictator-novel
04/09/2017 → …
Research

Impact and Knowledge Exchange Grant, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University
08/09/2015 → …
Other

Changing perceptions of albinism in Africa
05/01/2015 → 04/08/2015
Research

Lancaster University Knowledge Exchange Fellowship: Enhancing Contemporary Understandings of Albinism in sub-Saharan Africa
01/07/2014 → 31/08/2015
Other

Exploring interdisciplinary approaches to albinism in sub-Saharan Africa
01/09/2013 → 31/03/2014
Research

Multilingual Creativities
24/02/2013 → …
Other

The West African dictator novel
01/01/2013 → …
Other

Witchcraft and Human Rights, past, present, future: implementing Resolution 47/8
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Witchcraft and Human Rights, past, present, future: Implementing Resolution 47/8
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Albinism Advocacy, Human Rights and the CRPD
Business Course/Training

Digging Deep@ Securing Grants for Africa-focused Research and Engagement
Symposium

Queer Medical Humanities Network: Public Research Showcase
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Invisible Disabilities Forum
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Responses to A/HRC/RES/47/8 on the Elimination of harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Understanding Stroke as a Disabling Condition: The Disability Inclusion Africa project
Invited talk

Inclusive Healthcare Spaces
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Talk to Shireshead MU
Types of Business and Community - Hosting of external, non-academic visitor

Side Meeting to the UN Human Rights Council
Participation in conference - Business/Professional

Wellbeing and health research in the arts, humanities and social sciences
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

International Online Conference on Harmful Practices Related to Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

International Online Conference on Harmful Practices Related to Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Biannual Conference of the Disability Inclusion Africa Network
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Disability and African Indigenous Thought
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Alternative Explanations: Disability Research in the Global South - Postgraduate webinar
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Alternative Explanations: Disability and Inclusion Africa
Invited talk

The Disability Inclusion Africa Project
Invited talk

Disability and Inclusion Africa
Invited talk

Public Health and ‘Witchcraft’ Beliefs
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

ESRC Festival of Social Science
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Public lecture: Albinism in Africa
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Campus in the City 2019
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Schools talk: Albinism in Africa
Invited talk

Witchcraft Beliefs and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Representations of Persons with Albinism and Awareness of Human Rights
Invited talk

Witchcraft and Human Rights: from Horror to Hope
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Countering Dangerous Speech: Shifting discourses of albinism in Africa
Invited talk

Words that Kill
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Words that Kill
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

French Medico-Textual Cultures
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Translation Lancaster
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Writing for Liberty 2017
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

'Translated from Gikuyu by the Author': Ngugi wa Thiongo's Self-Translation of Wizard of the Crow'
Invited talk

University of Leicester
Visiting an external academic institution

First International Workshop on Albinism in sub-Saharan Africa
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Writing for Liberty
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Liverpool University Press (Publisher)
Editorial activity

Border Masculinities
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

21st Century Engagements
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Colloque « Williams Sassine n’est pas n’importe qui »
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Multilingual French Identities
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Multilingual French Identities
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Revisiting the First International Congress of Africanists in a Globalised World
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Researching Africa: Postgraduate Research Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

International Journal of English and Literature (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Arts and Social Sciences (Journal)
Editorial activity

Postcolonial Bodies
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies (Journal)
Editorial activity

Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Journal of African American Studies (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Capturing Witches: Histories, Stories, Images
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Minorités en vue colloquium
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

French Studies (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Round table
Invited talk

Africa: Cultural Translations
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Pre-film presentation of Amélie
Invited talk

Interview with Pap Ndiaye, author of La Condition Noire (2008)
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Outstanding Contribution to Engagement
Prize (including medals and awards)

University Staff Award for International Impact
Prize (including medals and awards)

Lancaster University Award for Research Impact - Highly Commended
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • African Studies Group
  • FASS Health Hub
  • Multilingual Creativities
  • Performing Identities
  • Poetics of Resistance