Emily Marker



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Emily Marker

emarker@uchicago.edu

2422 North Sawyer Avenue, Apt. 3S, Chicago, IL 60647

EDUCATION
[2016] PhD in History, University of Chicago
Dissertation: Between Europe & Africa: Youth, Education and the EurAfrican Imagination in

Postwar France, 1940-1960

Committee: Leora Auslander (Chair), Mark Bradley, Emily Osborn, Jan Goldstein


2008 MA in Modern European History, University of Chicago
2004 BA with Honors in History and French, summa cum laude, New York University

PUBLICATIONS
2015 “Obscuring Race: Franco-African Conversations about Colonial Reform and Racism

After World War II and the Making of ‘Colorblind’ France, 1945-1950,” French Politics, Culture & Society [vol 33, no 3, Fall 2015]


“Boy Scouts South of the Sahara: Youth Policy, ‘Black Islam’ and French Secularism in Postwar Greater France, 1940-1956” (in preparation)

FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
2015-2016 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture

University of Chicago


2015-2016 Teaching Fellowship, Chicago Center for Teaching, University of Chicago
2015 Division of Social Sciences Summer Grant, University of Chicago
2014 Kunstadler Travel Grant, Department of History, University of Chicago
2014 Graduate Student Council Travel Grant, University of Chciago
2012-2013 International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), Social Sciences Research Council
2011-2012 Georges Lurcy Dissertation Fellowship, Georges Lurcy Charitable & Educational Trust
2007-2011 Univeristy of Chicago Graduate Fellowship
2003 Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant, New York University

INVITED TALKS
2014 “Between Europe and Africa: Youth, Education and Multiculturalism in France in the Era

of Decolonization and the Construction of Europe, 1940-1968,” Forschungskolloquium zur



Geschichte nach 1800, University of Bern, Switzerland, May 21

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2015 “African Students on the International Stage and the Crisis of Postwar French

Colonialism,” 58th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, San Diego, CA, [November 19-22]


“African Muslims and Youth Internationalism in French West and Central Africa During the Cold War, 1948-1960,” Western Society for French History, Chicago, IL, [November 5-7]
“‘Europeanizing’ History and History Instruction in the French Union: Tensions between

United Europe and Postwar Empire, 1944-1958,” 22nd International Conference of

Europeanists, Paris, France, July 8-10
“Boy Scouts South of the Sahara: State, Youth and Laïcité in Postwar Greater France”

Parks and Recreation: Histories of Leisure, CCHS Graduate Conference, Northwestern

University, Evanston, IL, May 8


2014 “Scoutisme South of the Sahara: Youth Policy in Francophone Africa and the Limits of

Laïcité in Postwar Greater France, 1943-1954,” Western Society for French History

Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 13-15


“From Brazzaville to the Congress of Europe: Education Policy in Postwar France, 1944-1948,”New Perspectives on Postwar Empires in Africa, University of Wisconsin-Madison African Studies Program Symposium, Madison, WI, April 10-11
2013 “Colonial Reform and the Problem of Race in Postwar Greater France, 1945-1950,” Western

Society for French History Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 24-26




WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
2015 “Encountering Difference: Francophone African Students and Youth Exchange Programs

in Postwar France,” Post-45 Workshop, University of Chicago, May 11


“Forging Postwar Racial Common Sense: Race and French Education Policy Between

Colonial Reform and European Unity, 1944-1950,” Transnational Approaches to Modern

Europe Workshop, University of Chicago, March 4
2014 “The Multiple Logics of Postwar Laïcité: Negotiating French Secularism Across Metropolitan, Europeanist and Franco-African Education Policy, 1944-1950,” Modern France and the Francophone World Workshop, University of Chicago, October 31

“Rebuilding France, Empire & Europe: Wartime Planning for Education Reform, 1940-

1944,” Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop, University of Chicago,

February 5


2013 “Between European Integration and African Decolonization: Youth, Race and Cultural Reconstruction in Postwar France, 1943-1968,” Social Science Research Council-IDRF Fall Workshop, Boston, MA, September 26-29
“Which ‘Unity in Diversity’? European & Colonial Education Policy in Postwar Greater

France,” University of Chicago Center in Paris, France, May 22


2012 “The Ambiguity of Racial Discrimination in Postwar France, 1945-1950,” University of

Chicago Center in Paris, France, March 7


2011 “Greater France, Europe, Eurafrique: the Cultural Politics of Late Colonialism and the

Construction of Europe in Postwar France, 1944-1968,” Interdisciplinary Approaches to

Modern France Workshop, University of Chicago, May

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014-2015 Instructor, BA Seminar I, II & III

Department of History, University of Chicago


2014 Lecturer, Race and Antiracism in Postwar Europe, 1945 to the Present

Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, University of Chicago


Lecturer, History of European Civilization II

Social Sciences Collegiate Division, University of Chicago


2010 Teaching Intern, History of European Civilization I & II

Social Sciences Collegiate Division, University of Chicago


2009-2010 Teaching Intern, Self, Culture & Society I, II & III

Social Sciences Collegiate Division, University of Chicago



SERVICE & PROFESSIONALIZATION
2015-2016 Teaching Fellow, Chicago Center for Teaching, University of Chicago
Founder & Coordinator, Race and Pedagogy Working Group, University of Chicago
2015 Conference Organizer, New Directions in Global History: Rethinking Scale & Temporality, University of Chicago, April 9
History Department Pedagogy Course (completed in April), University of Chicago
2014-2015 Teaching Consultant, Chicago Center for Teaching, University of Chicago

2013-2014 Coordinator, Transnational Approaches to Modern Europe Workshop, University of

Chicago
2009-2010 Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Modern France Workshop, University of Chicago

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
2014 Bessie Pierce Prize Preceptorship, Department of History, University of Chicago
2014 Prize Lectureship, Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture, University of Chicago
2008 First-in-Class Prize, German Summer Language Program, University of Vienna
2004 inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta
2004 Helen M. Jones Prize, Department of History, New York University
2004 Prix Bernard Garniez, Department of French, New York University

LANGUAGES
French advanced reading, writing and speaking

German advanced reading, intermediate speaking

Italian reading only

Wolof beginner



OTHER RESEARCH AND WORK EXPERIENCE
2005-2007 Research Analyst, University Development & Alumni Relations, New York University
2004 Research Consultant, Corporate & Foundation Relations, New York University
Research Assistant for Ada Ferrer, Department of History, New York University
2003 Research Assistant for Thomas Bender, Department of History, New York University
Research Intern, Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York




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