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Danielle Beaujon, PhD

Assistant Professor

History (Modern Europe, France, North Africa, Colonialism, Policing)


Building & Room:

BSB 4066

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Office Hours

Office Hours - Spring 2024
Thursday 12:30pm – 02:00pm


Danielle Beaujon received her PhD with distinction from New York University's joint program in History and French Studies in 2021. She previously earned a dual B.A. in Honors History and French & European Studies at Vanderbilt University. Danielle is a historian with broad research interests in policing, race, and power in a global context.

Danielle's current research examines the intimate and oppositional relationship of police officers and North Africans in a connected Franco-Mediterranean world. Her book project, “Criminalizing the Casbah: Policing North Africans in Marseille and Algiers, 1920-1950,” interrogates the quotidian interactions between the police and North Africans in these two Mediterranean port cities. The book explores how the racialized policing of North Africans in Marseille and Algiers built not just on visual codes of race, but on the way that police practice mapped ideas of race onto the space of the city.

Danielle's research has received support from the American Institute for Maghreb Studies, the Robert Holmes Award for African Scholarship, the Michel Beaujor Research Fellowship, the Remarque Institute-École Normale Supérieure Fellowship, and the US Department of Education's Foreign Language and Areas Studies Summer Fellowship. Her article "Policing Colonial Migrants" was awarded the Coordinating Council for Women in History's Nupur Chaudhuri Prize, recognizing the best article by a first-time author.

Selected Publications

“The Chaouch of Marseille: Metropolitan Intermediaries and Colonial Control, 1928-1945.” French Politics, Culture & Society 41, no. 1 (Spring 2023): 1–21.

“‘Purely Artistic’: Police Power and Popular Culture in Colonial Algerian Theater.” Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques 46, no. 2 (Summer 2020): 89-109.

“Policing Colonial Migrants: The Brigade Nord-Africaine in Paris, 1923-1944,” French Historical Studies 42, no. 4 (October 2019): 655-680.