Trica Keaton

Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
Affiliated Faculty - Departments of Sociology and Film & Media Studies & Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality (RMS)
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Trica Keaton, PhD, is an associate professor and interdisciplinary social scientist whose interests include, critical racialization and race, Afro/Black French and European Studies, and migration and identity politics. Her research, writings, and courses focus on the constructs and lived experiences of race, racialization, racism and their intersections in France, continental Europe, and the U.S. She is completing a monograph on antiblackness in contemporary French society and developing an institute on the study of B/black life in France. Her other book publications are Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics, and Social Exclusion (Indiana, 2006); Black Europe and the African Diaspora (co-edited; Illinois, 2009); and Black France-France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness (co-edited; Duke, 2012). Representative article publications include, “Race” in Keywords for African American Studies (NYU, 2018); “Au Nègre Joyeux: Everyday Anti-Blackness Guised as Public Art” (Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, 2016); “Racial Profiling and the French Exception” (French Cultural Studies, 2013); “Euzhan Palcy: Creative Dissent, Artistic Reckoning—An Interview by Trica Danielle Keaton” (2012); and “The Politics of Race-blindness: (Anti)blackness and Category Blindness in Contemporary France” (Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 2010). Her awards range from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship to the Ford Fondation to Columbia University’s Institute for Scholars Fellowship at Reid Hall in Paris to the Chateaubriand Fellowship, offered by the Embassy of France. She has also been a visiting scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, a long-term Associate of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, and the Faculty Director of the Afro/Black Paris Foreign Study Program that she developed and introduced to Dartmouth College.

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African and African American Studies
Ph.D. University of California, Berekely, Education with distinction - African Diaspora Studies & Sociology focus
L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (ou EHESS/Paris) & L'Université Paris V, Graduate Studies in Sociology
M.A. Middlebury College, French
B.A. UCLA, Linguistics & French