Before arriving at CanterburyChristChurch in 2009, John held posts at University Campus Suffolk and the University of Essex. He has also taught history at Queen Mary (University of London), Royal Holloway, BirkbeckCollege and the Open University. He taught French translation at London South Bank University. He has also worked in Widening Participation, organising outreach work in schools and colleges at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Research and knowledge exchange
John’s main research interest is twentieth century France. He is currently completing a biography on French communist leader, Maurice Thorez. John is interested in the pedagogy of history at university level. He is currently leading, with Dr Paul Dalton and Dr Amanda Flather (University of Essex), a research and knowledge exchange project on the challenges posed for students, teachers and academics by the transition from pre-university to university education. The project, Bridges to History and Employment, is supported by funding from the Higher Education Academy.
Teaching and subject expertise
John teaches and coordinates the first-year core module, Making History. He also teaches modules on Fascism in the Twentieth Century and Themes in Nazi Germany.
Publications and research outputs
Article just published on the Christian farmworkers' trade union during the French Popular Front.
You can download a copy here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xufz97q659dT8WIvgNEG/full
John Bulaitis (2013) ‘Le Syndicat libre dans la profession organisée’: Rural
Social Catholicism during the Popular Front, 1936–38, Modern & Contemporary France, 21:4,
493-515, DOI: 10.1080/09639489.2013.823390
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639489.2013.823390