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Rashida K. Braggs is an assistant professor at Williams College where she teaches classes on music, sports, and black cultural production, and writes on expatriate African American jazz musicians. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, visiting professor at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and has published in such journals as Nottingham French Studies, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, and African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal. Currently, Braggs is writing a manuscript entitled Jazz Diasporas: Race, Music & Exile in Post–WWII Paris.

Dagmar Brunow has been teaching film studies at various Swedish universities (Halmstad, Lund, Växjö, Södertörn) for many years. Currently, she is finishing a book on (trans)cultural memory, remediation, and the archive. She is an International Fellow at the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform and a member of CAAR (Collegium for African American Research). She is the founder of the workgroup Cultural Memory and Media at NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (Intellect). She has published on cultural memory, the archive and remediation, genre film, black British filmmaking, video collectives, experimental film, and essay film.

Laurence Cossu-Beaumont is an associate professor at the Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her research focuses on book history in connection with African American studies and transatlantic cultural history. Her recent publications include a contribution on editorial censorship in Richard Wright in a Post-racial Imaginary (New York: Bloomsbury, 2014) and a chapter on book clubs in Race, Ethnicity and Publishing in America (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She is the editor of Marie ou l’Esclavage aux Etats-Unis by Gustave de Beaumont, Alexis de Tocqueville’s fellow traveler (Paris: Aux Forges de Vulcain, 2014).

Dominique Cros-Pophillat is a photographer currently living in Northwestern France. A former student of the Académie Charpentier and of the École des [End Page 235] Beaux-Arts (Paris), she has worked with Henri Cartier-Bresson and other photographers such as Marc Riboud, Joseph Koudelka, and Leonard Freed. She has also worked for the Agence Magnum (1972–74). She has been an independent photographer since 1975, exploring various themes such as rurality and primary and secondary education: Henri IV, cette année-là (Paris: Jean-Michel Place Editeur, 1993), French banlieues schools, and on French citizens of North-African descent (1995–2001). A selection of her work is available at:

Claire Oberon Garcia is a professor of English at Colorado College. Her recent work includes “Citizens of Babylon: Henry James’s Modern Parisian Women,” in Henry James’s Europe: Heritage and Transfers (Open University Press, 2011); “Black Bourgeois Women’s Narratives in the Post-Reagan, Post–Civil Rights, Post-Feminist Era,” in From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances (Wayne State University Press, 2010); and “Jessie Redmon Fauset, Reconsidered,” in The Harlem Renaissance Revisited (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).

Lewis R. Gordon teaches in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He previously taught at Temple University and Brown University. Professor Gordon has held several distinguished visiting appointments and is currently a visiting professor in the French-German Summer School at the University of Toulouse, France. He is the author of several influential books, including Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism (1995), Fanon and the Crisis of European Man (1995), Her Majesty’s Other Children (1997), Existentia Africana (2000), Disciplinary Decadence (2006), and An Introduction to Africana Philosophy (2008). His Web site, which contains an elaborated biography, list of publications, audio and video presentations, and his blog, is available at:

Silyane Larcher is a researcher in political science at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). She has published several articles in the French journals Esprit, Cités, and La Vie des Idées, and book chapters in edited collections such as Dissidence et identités plurielles (PUN, 2008). She’s currently working on a book about the tensions between civic inclusion and social, political, and racial exclusion of former slaves in the post-emancipation context of the French colonies of Martinique and Guadeloupe after the...


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