Kathleen Keller

Faculty

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. 

Education

Ph.D. History, Rutgers University; B.A. History and French, University of Notre Dame

Areas of Expertise

colonialism, France, and West Africa

Interests

cooking and travel


Courses Taught

Current

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

Past
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