Dr. Marker’s research and teaching interests are in imperial and postcolonial Europe, francophone Africa, race, religion, youth, and global history. Her recent book, Black France, White Europe: Youth, Race, and Belonging in the Postwar Era (Cornell, 2022), 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.
She is currently working on a personal family history that explores the relationship between reparations, transnational European identity, and the inter-generational transfer of wealth, and that seeks to reframe contemporary debates about reparations for slavery and colonialism in postcolonial Europe today.
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. At Rutgers, Dr. Marker chairs the Faculty Affairs Subcommittee of Camden’s campus-wide DEI Council. She’s also a member of the Graduate Faculty in History at Rutgers-New Brunswick and the Executive Committee of Rutgers’ Center for African Studies.
Dr. Marker is currently the VP of the Western Society for French History [WSFH] and will serve as the Society’s President in 2024.
BOOK FORUM on Black France, White Europe in Tocqueville 21 (December 2022)
HONORABLE MENTION: David Pinkney Prize, Society for French Historical Studies
“African Youth on the Move in Postwar Greater France: Experiential Knowledge and Decolonial Politics at the End of Empire,” Know: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge 3(2) Fall 2019
AHR Conversation: Each Generation Writes Its Own History of Generations, The American Historical Review 123, Issue 5 (December 2018)
“Obscuring Race: Franco-African Conversations about Colonial Reform and Racism After World War II and the Making of Colorblind France,” French Politics, Culture & Society 33(3) (Winter 2015)
Race, Racism and the Study of France and the Francophone World Today: Part III, H-France Salon 13(18) (2021) [edited with Christy Pichichero]
Race, Racism and the Study of France and the Francophone World Today: Part II, H-France Salon 12(1) (2020) [edited with Christy Pichichero]
Race, Racism and the Study of France and the Francophone World Today: Part I, H-France Salon 11(2) (2019) [edited with Christy Pichichero]
Damiano Matasci et al., Repenser “la mission civilisatrice”: L’éducation dans le monde colonial et postcolonial au XXe siècle, Revue suisse d’histoire, 72(3) 2022, 479-482.
Stephen L. Harp, The Riveria Exposed: An Ecohistory of Postwar Tourism and North African Labor, Journal of Social History, August 19, 2022.
J.P. Daughton, “The ‘Pacha Affair’ Reconsidered: Violence and Colonial Rule in Interwar French Equatorial Africa,” H-Diplo Article Review 991, October 27, 2020.
Kristen Stromberg Childers, Seeking Imperialism’s Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization and Assimilation in the French Caribbean, H-France Forum, Vol 12, Issue 4, no 3 (2017).
Andrew W.M. Smith and Chris Jeppesen, eds. Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa: Future Imperfect? H-France Review, Volume 17 (2017) no 205.
~ UNDERGRADUATE COURSES~ ~ GRADUATE COURSES~
Western Civilization III Global Nineteenth Century
France, Africa and the Caribbean Genocide in Global History
France and Its Empire Empire & Decolonization
European History on Film The Craft of History
Racism and Antiracism in Europe since 1945