Cécile Bishop is Assistant Professor of French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University. She works on postcolonial francophone literatures and visual culture, with a particular emphasis on the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, and the representation of race in French culture. Her first book, Postcolonial Criticism and Representations of African Dictatorship: The Aesthetics of Tyranny, was published by Legenda in 2014.
Rich Blint is a scholar, writer and curator. He is Assistant Professor of Literature, and Director of the Ethnicity and Race concentration at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School. His upcoming books include A Radical Interiority: James Baldwin and the Personified Self in Modern American Culture and A Queer Spirit: Incidents in the Life of the Americas.
Isabelle Boni-Claverie is a writer, film and television screenwriter, and director. She wrote and directed the documentary Too Black to Be French?, and the book with the same title, which was published in 2017.
Sandrine Collard is a scholar and art curator. She is Assistant Professor of African Art History at Rutgers University. She works on post-colonialism in the arts, portraiture, vernacular photograph, the representation of gender and domesticity, and the globalization of the contemporary art scene. Her current book project examines the history of photography in the colonial Congo (1885-1960).
Ed Guerrero is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, and Africana Studies, at New York University. His books, including Framing Blackness, and Do the Right Thing, explore black cinema’s cultural, political and aesthetic history, as well as its critical discourse.
Trica Keaton is Associate Professor of Critical Race and African Diaspora Studies at Dartmouth College. Her research interests and courses focus on constructs and lived experiences of race, racialization, racism and their intersections as well as identity politics in France, continental Europe, and the U.S. Her work also explores the various ways that racialized people respond to those lived realities, particularly in everyday life. Her book publications include Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race, Identity Politics, and Social Exclusion; Black Europe and the African Diaspora; and Black France-France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness (co-edited).
Lydie Moudileno is Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French and Professor in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her research and teaching explore postcolonial literatures and arts from France and the Global South, with a focus on Africa and the Caribbean. She is the author of several books including L’écrivain antillais au miroir de sa littérature, Parades postcoloniales, and Mythologies postcoloniales: Décoloniser le quotidien.
Frédéric Viguier is a sociologist. He is Clinical Associate Professor at New York University’s Institute of French Studies. His work focuses on inequalities in contemporary France and the francophone world, how they are perceived and represented, whether they are corrected though social policies and education. He is currently working on a book that examines the paradoxical persistence of French education in Morocco since Moroccan independence.