Staff Profile


Dr John Bulaitis

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Humanities

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 921662

Profile summary

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:

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
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