Dominic Thomas#

Membership Number:3957
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2015 Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra
  • 2013 to present Madeleine L. Lettessier Professor of French and Francophone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2000 - 2013 Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2011 - 2012 Research Professor, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 1999 - 2000 Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, USA
  • 1996 - 2000 Dr. William M. Scholl Foundation Chair in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • 1991-1996 Yale University, New Haven, USA, doctoral student and Teaching Assistant

Fields of Scholarship
  • Francophone literatures
  • Francophone Africa
  • African literature
  • African Theatre
  • French Postcolonialism
  • Translation
  • European Union
  • Migration
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Museum Studies

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 President, Francophone Studies Division, Modern Language Association Executive Committee, USA
  • 2013 Comité d’Honneur / Steering Committee, Festival Étonnants Voyageurs, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
  • 2013 “Global France: Identity, Race, and Memory.” The Noble Lecture. University College London, U.K.
  • 2011 German-American Fulbright Commission Award (Germany and Belgium), Summer
  • 2011 Inaugural Magnet Scholar, Amherst Five-College Faculty Seminar, USA, April
  • 2010 Invited Researcher, Musée Quai Branly, Paris, France, March
  • 2009 “Global France: Migration, Ministries and Museums,” Charles Bonnier Lecture in French Studies, University of Liverpool, U.K.
  • 2009 Visiting Professor, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France, March
  • 2007 Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, French government
  • 2007 “Globalization and National Identity in France,” Dorothy S. Blair Memorial Lecture, Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, London, U.K.
  • 2004 Visiting Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Cambridge University, U.K., June
  • 1999 Visiting Scholar, Program in African Studies, Northwestern University, USA
  • 1999 President, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association division of "Francophone African and Caribbean Literature", USA

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