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)

  • "Your FSP really was the ground-breaking program!" Patrick Bedard Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning Alumni Relations

Trica Keaton is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose 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 currently completing a monograph on antiblackness in contemporary French society and developing an institute on the study of B/black life in France. These projects evolve from her scholarship and diverse activities on which she has consulted and/or organized over the years, among them various conferences and symposia; film festivals and series; and study abroad programs on Afro/Black Paris, France, and Europe in those sites. She has received support from 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, offered by the Embassy of France. She has been a visiting scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, a long-term non-Resident Fellow and 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 created and introduced to Dartmouth College.


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African and African American Studies, Sociology


  • 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