About the Contributors
trica danielle keaton is an associate professor of African diaspora studies
in African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. Her pub-
lications include Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics, and
Social Exclusion (2006), Black Europe and the African Diaspora (edited with
Darlene Clark Hine and Stephen Small; 2009) and ‘‘The Politics of Race-
blindness: (Anti)blackness and Category Blindness in Contemporary France’’
(in the Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 2010). Her current
project examines race and racism in contemporary France.
t. denean sharpley-whiting is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distin-
guished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and French and
the author or editor of eleven books, including Beyond Negritude (2009), The
Speech (2009), and the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2010).
tyler stovall is a professor of French history at the University of California,
Berkeley. His books include The Rise of the Paris Red Belt (1990), Paris Noir:
African Americans in the City of Light (1996), and The Color of Liberty: Histories
of Race in France (edited with Sue Peabody; 2003).
christiane taubira is a deputy from Guiana and member of the Foreign
Affairs Committee in the French National Assembly. She lent her name to the
the Taubira Law of May 21, 2001, which recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and
slavery as crimes against humanity. Among her numerous publications are
L’Esclavage racontée à ma ﬁlle (2002), Rendez-vous avec la République (2007),
and Égalité pour les exclus: le politique face à l’histoire et à la mémoire coloniales
(2009). In 2002 she became the ﬁrst Black woman in history to run for the
presidency of France.