Faculty & Staff

Veronique Helenon, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.5779
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,04, 00101

Areas of Expertise

African History, African Diaspora History, History of Colonialism in Africa, Black Popular Culture, Caribbean History


PhD, History, École Des Hautes Études En Sciences Sociales (EHESS. Paris, France) Centre d’Études Africaines, 1997
DEA, History, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po, Paris. France), 1989
DEUG, Economics, Sorbonne, (Paris, France), 1986

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Work in Progress


  • Claiming Center Stage. A History of Hip Hop, Race, and Identity in France.


  • “Race, Racism, and the Academe. Black French-speaking scholars in the French and American Academe.”
  • “Music and the Intellectual Formation of the Nardal Sisters.
  • “From Dahomey to the Caribbean. King Gbehanzin’s Exile in Martinique, 1894-1906.”
  • Fulbright fellowship, Africana Studies Program, NYU (1996-1997)
  • Three-year research fellowship from the French Education Department (1990-1993)
  • NEH Faculty Workshop on Cuban Music in the Humanities Context, FIU (Summer 2006)