Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Oxford, where he also earned his PhD in 1990. He is a Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. He also taught at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, at the École pratique des hautes études and at Science Po. He is specialised in French political and cultural history since the Revolution. He worked in particular on the legacy of Napoléon and De Gaulle. His latest book is How the French Think: An Affectionnate Portrait of an Intellectual People (Penguin Books, 2015).