Trica Keaton

|Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Professor

  • The Russell Ladd Newcomb 1926 Fellow, 2023-2024

  • Affiliated Faculty - Departments of Sociology and Film & Media Studies

Interdisciplinary social science best describes my research, writings, and courses which focus on Black Paris & Black France as well as the broad intersections of racialization, racism, and identity politics in France, Western Europe, and the U.S. My book publications include #You Know You're Black in France When...: The Fact of Everyday Antiblackness (The MIT Press, 2023), shortlisted for the American Library in Paris Book Award and selected by Choice in 2023; Black France: History and the Politics of Blackness, (co-edited, Duke University Press); Black Europe and the African Diaspora, (co-edited, University of Illinois Press); and Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics, and Social Exclusion (Indiana University Press). I am currently a member of the MIT Press and Brown University Library's Editorial Collective, On Seeing, a new book series devoted to centering underrepresented perspectives in visual culture. My awards include the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship, the Ford Foundation, Columbia University's Institute for Scholars Fellowship at Reid Hall in Paris, and the Chateaubriand Fellowship. I also created and direct an award-wining study away program, currently titled Afro/Black Paris Foreign Study Program. Also see "The Black Experience in the City of Light."

 

Contact

Haldeman Center, Room 367
HB 6134

Department(s)

African and African American Studies

Education

  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Black Roles, Black Refusal: Racialized Representations in Post-2005 French Cinema, In progress
    #You Know You're Black in France When...The Fact of Everyday Antiblackness, MIT Press, 2023
    Black France: History and the Politics of Blackness, (co-edited), Duke University Press, 2012
    Black Europe and the African Diaspora, (co-edited), University of Illinois Press, 2009
    Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics, and Social Exclusion, Indiana University Press, 2006

    "Race," in Keywords for African American Studies, New York University Press

    "Au Nègre Joyeux: Everyday Anti-blackness Guised as Public Art," Nka: The Journal of Contemporary African Art

    "Racial Profiling and the 'French Exception,'" French Cultural Studies

    "The Politics of Race-Blindness: (Anti)blackness and Category Blindness in Contemporary France," Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race

    "'Black (American) Paris' and the 'Other France': The Race Question and Questioning Solidarity," In Black Europe and the African Diaspora, (co-edited), University of Illinois Press, 2009 (326 pages)

    "Black Paris/Paris Noir," in Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture, (Westport, CT: ABC-CLIO Press/Greenwood Publishing, 2008): 187-188