2022.04: Racialized Policing in Colonial France
UIC Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate
Articles written by Dr. Beaujon
"Policing Colonial Migrants: The Brigade Nord-Africaine in Paris, 1923-1944," French Historical Studies, 42(4), 2019: 655-680.
"'Purely Artistic': Police Power and Popular Culture in Colonial Algerian Theater," Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques, 46(2), 2020: 89-109.
Books recommended by Dr. Beaujon
Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History, by Benjamin Stora (2004)
By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria, by Jennifer Sessions (2014)
Lethal Provocation: The Constantine Murders and the Politics of French Algeria, by Joshua Cole (2019)
The Wretched of the Earth, by Frantz Fanon (1961)
The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France, by Todd Shepherd (2008)
France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic, by Herrick Chapman (2018)
Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from the Red Summer to Black Power, by Simon Balto (2019)
The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, by Khalil Gibran Muhammad (2019)
This episode reminded me of...
In my previous conversation with Justin Zimmerman, he talked about relying on Monica C. Bell's idea of situational trust to structure his research. Dr. Beaujon, while not using that term, references this concept when discussing the relationship between Algerians and the colonial police, and the expectation that the police will provide services in lieu of the state.