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Elizabeth Foster, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of history in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University. Professor Foster enjoys teaching courses on French history, the history of colonialism in Africa, and European history more broadly. Her research examines religion and empire in francophone sub-Saharan Africa. Her first book, Faith in Empire: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Rule in French Senegal, 1880-1940 appeared with Stanford University Press in 2013 and she is currently working on a project that examines how French and African Catholics thought about decolonization and imagined Africa’s future between 1945 and 1965.

Professor Foster can speak about:

  • Colonial West Africa
  • The French Empire
  • Modern France in the world