Celine Mitchell

Celine Mitchell

PhD Student

Department of International History

English, French, Turkish
Key Expertise
Colonialism, Europe, Muslim Youth

About me

Celine is a full-time PhD candidate at LSE, currently working under the supervision of Dr Joanna Lewis.  She holds a first-class BA in Middle Eastern Studies (with Arabic) from the University of Manchester and an MSc in History of International Relations from LSE. In 2018, she was awarded LSE’s Medlicott Prize for her master's thesis, ‘French Algerian Hip-Hop: Colonialism, the Civil War and the Homeland.’

Celine's doctoral thesis aims to build a contemporary history of Algerian immigrants in France through the lens of hip-hop. In particular, it examines the influences of colonialism, cultural identity, poverty, violence and Islam in the lives of second and third-generation Algerian immigrants. 

Provisional thesis title

“Génération Ça Va Pas”: An Examination of French Algerian Hip-Hop and its Representations of the Algerian Immigrant Experience in France (2005-today).



Expertise Details

France; Algeria; Immigration; Oral History; Islam; Europe; North Africa; Youth Culture; Colonialism.

Honours and awards

  • LSE Medlicott Prize (2018)