Trica Keaton

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of African and African American Studies

  • Affiliated Faculty - Department of Sociology

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

Trica Keaton, PhD, is an associate professor of Critical Race and African Diaspora Studies at Dartmouth College. Her research interests and courses focus on constructs and lived experiences of race, racialization, racism and their intersections as well as identity politics in France, continental Europe, and the U.S. Her work also explores the various ways that racialized people respond to those lived realities, particularly in everyday life. She is currently completing a book on antiblackness in French society, and working on another about race in raceblind contexts. Her other book publications are Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics, and Social Exclusion (Indiana, 2006); Black Europe and the African Diaspora (co-edited; Illinois, 2009); and Black France-France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness (co-edited; Duke, 2012). Representative article publications include, “Race” in Keywords for African American Studies (NYU, 2018); “Au Nègre Joyeux: Everyday Anti-Blackness Guised as Public Art” (Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, 2016); “Racial Profiling and the French Exception” (French Cultural Studies, 2013); “Euzhan Palcy: Creative Dissent, Artistic Reckoning—An Interview by Trica Danielle Keaton” (2012); and “The Politics of Race-blindness: (Anti)blackness and Category Blindness in Contemporary France” (Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 2010). Her awards range from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship to the Ford Fondation to Columbia University’s Institute for Scholars Fellowship at Reid Hall in Paris to the Chateaubriand Fellowship, offered by the Embassy of France. She has also been a visiting scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, a long-term 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 developed and introduced to Dartmouth.


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  • Ph.D. University of California, Berekely, Education - Interdisciplinary African Diaspora Studies & Sociology, 2001
  • 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