Meghan Tinsley

Meghan Tinsley

Meghan Tinsley

Ph.D Candidate


Curriculum Vitae


Meghan Tinsley holds a BA in International Relations and French from Wellesley College (2007) and an MSc in Race, Ethnicity, and Postcolonial Studies from the London School of Economics (2010). She is currently a Visiting Research Student in Sociology at the University of Warwick. Meghan’s areas of interest include race and ethnicity, political sociology and nationalism, and collective memory.

In that vein, her dissertation concerns representations of Muslims in British and French World War I commemorations. She plans to use this data to analyze the shifting boundaries of collective identity in two post-imperial countries.


Tinsley, M. 2014. “We Will Re-Member Them: Muslims in the Great War Semi-Centenary.” Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 14(3):399-417.

Tinsley, M. 2015. “Proclaiming Independence: Language and National Identity in Sékou Touré’s Guinea.” Postcolonial Studies 18(3) (forthcoming).

Tinsley, M. “The Polyphonous Classroom: Discourse on Language-in-Education on Reunion Island.” Writing through the Visual and Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, edited by O. Alidou and R. Larrier. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (forthcoming).

Tinsley, M. 2015. “Whose Colonialism? The Contested Memory of the Sykes-Picot Agreement.” Pp. 39-43 in Rethinking Nation and Nationalism. POMEPS Studies 14. Available online here.