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Theodora Broyd

Theodora Broyd

  • PhD students

PhD Candidate

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Arts & Humanities Hub).

Contact details


Theodora joined King’s College London in 2021. She has a Master’s degree in French Surrealist theatre.

After a career in journalism which included eleven years in BBC World Service in London, she taught French up to A-level.

In 2014, she devised a bespoke A-level curriculum on the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962), after which she decided to pursue a research career on Franco-Algerian immigrant identity.

PhD supervision

Lead Supervisor: Dr Jim Wolfreys. Second Supervisor: Dr Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

PhD Title: Self-Identification in Franco-Algerians in Modern-Day France

Research Interests

  • Immigrant identity and ethnic maintenance in children of immigration
  • Decolonisation of European empires
  • Postcolonial displacements and their impact on immigrant societies
  • Identity nationalism and nation-state nationalism
  • State secularism and religions


Seminar Lead in the Department of History and in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Expertise and public engagement 

Participation as a speaker at the 2022 Postgraduate Arts and Humanities Festival in King's College London.

Seminar speaker on Framing (Media and PR) (Konrad Adenauer Foundation).

Selected publications

National Identity Paradox of Franco-Algerians