Nathalie Mrgudovic joined Aston in 1995, before finishing her PhD (Doctorat) in Political Science on the French presence and the powers at stake in the South Pacific. She continues to research questions of self-determination, autonomy, and self-government in the region, focusing on:
She is now exploring and developing the same research questions on the other French Overseas territories (Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Réunion Island, Mayotte, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Martin, St Barthélémy).
La France dans le Pacifique Sud. Les enjeux de la puissance, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2008. Foreword by Michel Rocard.