Dominic Thomas

Dominic Thomas is Professor of European Languages and Transcultural Studies at UCLA, CNN European Affairs Media Commentator and an Associate Member of the Centre of International History and Political Studies of Globalization (CRHIM, Lausanne, Switzerland).

He was a Research Professor at the Humboldt Universität (2012), won a Fulbright Commission Summer Award (Germany and Belgium, 2011) and was elected to the Academy of Europe in 2015.

He is an author, co-author, editor or co-editor of numerous works on memory, identity, colonial history, racism, immigration, and museology focusing on Europe and Africa: Museums in Postcolonial Europe (2010), Racial Advocacy in France (2013), Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution (2014), The Invention of Race (2014), The Colonial Legacy in France (2017), Sexe, race et colonies (2018), and Visualizing Empire (2021),  and editor of the Global African Voices series at Indiana University Press, focusing on translations of African literature into English.

He has experience in curating and lecturing / public programming at the Musée quai Branly and National Museum of the History of Immigration (Paris), and is an evaluator and reviewer for the European Science Foundation, FWF Austrian Science Fund, National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation (Republic of Kazakhstan), ARC Advanced Projects (Belgium), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Swiss National Science Foundation, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), Research Foundation Flanders (Belgium, 2016), National Science Foundation (Washington, D.C.) and Leverhulme Research Fellowships (U. K).




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