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Rachel Gillett

Gillett teaches in the modern Europe and post-colonial fields. Recent courses she has taught examined race and representation in modern France, and youth protest in Europe in 1968. Her research focuses on race in France, popular culture, and on the “black Atlantic” from a French perspective. Gillet also works on the notion of cosmopolitanism in popular culture and on rugby and race relations in a post-colonial context. Her current book project is entitled Begin the Beguine: How Music Made the Black Atlantic French. She graduated from Northeastern University with a Ph.D. in world history, and from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Arts with honors in English and history.

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  • Lecturer and Assistant Director of Studies (non-America), Harvard University