Faculty Profiles

Jean Beaman
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Research Interests
Jean Beaman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was previously on the faculty at Purdue University and has held visiting fellowships at Duke University and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Her research is ethnographic in nature and focuses on race/ethnicity, racism, international migration, and state-sponsored violence in both France and the United States. She is author of Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France (University of California Press, 2017), an ethnographic examination of children of immigrants, marginalization, cultural citizenship, and racism in France, as well as numerous articles and chapters. Her current book project focuses on police violence against and hypersurveillance of racial and ethnic minorities and anti-racist mobilization in France and how that compares to other societies. 
She received her B.A, M.A., and Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. She is also an Editor of H-Net Black Europe, an Associate Editor of the journal, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, and Corresponding Editor for the journal Metropolitics/Metropolitiques.
Teaching Areas

Dr. Beaman’s primary teaching areas are race, ethnicity, and nation; qualitative methodology; cultural sociology; international migration; urban sociology; and race/class/gender.

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SSMS 3429
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