Dominic Thomas


  Dominic Thomas

   Research Interests

French politics, immigration, racism, globalization, European Union,  Francophone Africa

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  •  Ph.D Yale University
  •  William M. Scholl Foundation Chair in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame, 1996-2000
  •  Visiting Scholar, Program in African Studies, Northwestern University, 1999
  •  Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, 1999-2000
  • Visiting Fellow, CRASSH, Cambridge University, U.K., 2004
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France, 2009
  • German-American Fulbright Commission Award (Germany and Belgium), 2011
  • Research Professor, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2011-2012



Nation-Building, Propaganda and Literature in Francophone Africa. Indiana University Press, 2002.

Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism. Indiana University Press, 2007.

Africa and France: Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism. Indiana University Press, 2013.

Noirs d’encre. Colonialisme, immigration et identité au cœur de la littérature afro-française. Paris: Editions La Découverte, 2013.

Co-authored books

New Francophone African and Caribbean Theatres. With John Conteh-Morgan. Indiana University Press, 2010.

La France noire. Trois siècles de présences. With Pascal Blanchard, Sylvie Chalaye, Éric Deroo and Mahamet Timera. Paris: Editions La Découverte, 2011.

La France noire. Présences et migrations des Afriques, des Amériques et de l’Océan Indien en France. With Pascal Blanchard, Sylvie Chalaye, Éric Deroo and Mahamet Timera. Paris: Editions La Découverte, 2012.

Like a Misunderstood Salvation and Other Poems by Aimé Césaire. Translated and introduced with Annette Smith. Northwestern University Press, 2013.

Edited books

Museums in Postcolonial Europe. London and New York: Routledge, 2010.

A Companion to Comparative Literature. With Ali Behdad. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2011.

Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution. With Nicolas Bancel, Pascal Blanchard and Sandrine Lemaire. Indiana University Press, 2013.

Francophone Afropean Literatures. Francophone Postcolonial Studies 5. With Nicki Hitchcott. Liverpool University Press, 2014.

Edited journals

Francophone Studies: New Landscapes. With Françoise Lionnet. Modern Language Notes 118.4 (September 2003).

Textual Ownership in Francophone African Literature. With Alec G. Hargreaves and Nicki Hitchcott. Research in African Literatures 37.1 (Spring 2006).

Global Francophone Africa. Forum for Modern Language Studies 45.2 (April 2009).

Museums in Postcolonial Europe. African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 2.2 (July 2009).

Francophone Documentary Film. With Philippe Met. Special double edition of French Forum 35.2-3 (Spring/Fall 2010).

Francophone sub-Saharan African Literature in Global Contexts. With Alain Mabanckou. Yale French Studies 120 (2011).

Racial Advocacy in France. French Cultural Studies (forthcoming, 2013).

Series Editor

GLOBAL AFRICAN VOICES, Indiana University Press

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