Dr. Marker’s research and teaching interests are in imperial and postcolonial Europe, francophone Africa, race, religion, youth, and global history. She is currently working on her first monograph, Black France, White Europe: Decolonizing Belonging in the Postwar Era (forthcoming with Cornell University Press). This study explores how public and private programs to promote solidarity between French and African youth collided with transnational efforts to make young people in Western Europe feel European after World War II. Based on several years of archival research in France, Senegal, Italy and Belgium, Black France, White Europe locates these competing generational projects at the center of the entangled history of decolonization and European integration.
In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Marker works on initiatives for social justice and equity in the academy. A co-founder of the Race and Pedagogy Working Group at the University of Chicago, she organizes workshops, facilitations, and community classes on power, privilege, and inclusive teaching. She is a member of the Graduate Faculty in History at Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers’ Center for African Studies, and the Governing Council of the Western Society for French History (WSFH). She currently chairs the WSFH Mission Prize Committee and the WSFH engagé.e.s Committee (formerly the WSFH’s DEI Committee).
~ UNDERGRADUATE COURSES~ ~ GRADUATE COURSES~
Western Civilization II The Craft of History
France, Africa and the Caribbean Global Nineteenth Century
France and Its Empire Empire & Decolonization