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), as well as numerous articles and chapters. She is also an editor of H-Net Black Europe and an associate editor of the journal Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.