Kate Keller


Kathleen Keller is originally from New Jersey. As an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame she studied history and French. At Rutgers University where she earned her Ph.D., Kate studied modern European, African, and colonial history.  Her research focuses on French colonialism in West Africa in the interwar period, specifically on surveillance of "suspicious persons" by colonial police. This research delves into the politics of colonial identity, the role of the "civilizing mission," and understandings of urban people and space.  Her teaching repertoire includes courses on modern European imperialism, modern Africa, modern France, women's history, and the history of policing and surveillance. She has published articles in the journals French Historical Studies and French Colonial History

Courses Taught


HIS-120 (Europe 1648-Present), HIS-251 (Africa since 1945), and HIS-300 (Research Seminar)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HIS-105World History42014/FA and 2012/FA
HIS-150Modern Africa42013/FA and 2011/FA
HIS-120Europe 1648-Present32012/SP and 2011/FA
HIS-201European Imperialism22013/FA and 2012/SP
CUR-110Historical Perspective II22013/SP
HIS-344ST:Modern France12014/FA
HIS-226European Women12013/SP
HIS-251Africa since 194512012/FA