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Frederick Cooper: Citizenship between Empire and Nation: France and French Africa: 1945-60

Marta Sutton Weeks Distinguished Visitor

Frederick Cooper is Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of a trilogy of books on labor and society in East Africa and more recently of Decolonization and African Society: The Labor Question in French and British Africa (1996), Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present (2002), and Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History (2005). 

He is also co-author with Thomas Holt and Rebecca Scott of Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Post-Emancipation Societies (2000), and co-editor with Ann Stoler of Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World (1997), with Randall Packard of International Development and the Social Sciences: Essays in the History and Politics of Knowledge (1997), and with Craig Calhoun and Kevin Moore of Lessons of Empire: Imperial Histories and American Power (2006). 

His book co-authored with Jane Burbank, Empires in World History is currently in press, and he is working on the history of citizenship in France and French West Africa between 1945 and 1960. 



Tuesday, February 2, 2010. 05:00 PM