Dr. Marker’s research and teaching interests are in postcolonial Europe, francophone Africa, race, religion, youth, and global history. She is currently working on her first monograph, tentatively titled, Black France, White Europe: Decolonizing Belonging in the Postwar Era. 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 continues to organize workshops, facilitations, and community classes on power, privilege, and inclusive teaching. She is currently a member of the Chancellor’s Committee for Institutional Equity and Diversity at Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers’ Center for African Studies, and the Governing Council of the Western Society for French History. 

~PUBLICATIONS~

Articles

“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)

Special Issues

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]

Reviews

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 II                                                                   The Craft of History

France, Africa and the Caribbean                                                Global Nineteenth Century

France and Its Empire                                                                  Empire & Decolonization

European History on Film

Contemporary Europe

Imperialism

Racism and Antiracism in Europe since 1945