Professor Kathleen Keller specializes in the history of connections between France and West Africa in the 20th century, especially related to colonialism. Her current research focuses on the surveillance of "suspicious persons" by French colonial police in the interwar era. This research delves into the politics of colonial identity, the role of the "civilizing mission," and understandings of urban people and space. She has published articles in the journals French Historical Studies and French Colonial History.
Dr. Keller offers courses at Gustavus on modern European imperialism, modern Africa, modern France, women's history, and the history of policing and surveillance.
She is currently on sabbatical for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please contact her by e-mail.
Ph.D. History, Rutgers University; B.A. History and French, University of Notre Dame
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|HIS-120||Europe 1648-Present||4||2015/SP, 2012/SP, and 2011/FA|
|HIS-105||World History||4||2014/FA and 2012/FA|
|HIS-150||Modern Africa||4||2013/FA and 2011/FA|
|HIS-251||Africa since 1945||2||2015/SP and 2012/FA|
|HIS-201||European Imperialism||2||2013/FA and 2012/SP|
|CUR-110||Historical Perspective II||2||2013/SP|