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Poverty and Patriarchy? Exploring Social Implications of the Oil Industry

30 November 2018

This is a call for participants to take part in interviews for a PhD project investigating the social history of the oil industry in France and Algeria between 1956 and 1986. I will be looking to interview people who have experience of the Algerian and/or French oil industry over this period, for example, former employees, residents of oil towns, or residence near oil installations, such as refineries or pipelines.


  • Experience of the oil industry in France or Algeria between 1956-86
  • Former employees of the oil sector, residents of oil towns, or those residing near oil installations and other connections all welcome

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Ethical approval

This project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council though the Midlands 3 Cities consortium and has been reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Review Board, University of Birmingham

All participants can elect to remain completely confidential.

About the researcher

I am a PhD student at the University of Birmingham. I hold an MA in History for the University of Birmingham and a BA in Combined Studies from the University of Leicester.

I am interested in exploring the social implications of the oil sector and comparing the implications of the industry across different contexts.

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