Beaman's research focuses on race, ethnicity, racism, immigration, and urbanism. Beaman examines how populations who are citizens remain on the margins of mainstream society, and what this reveals about race and racism in the U.S., France, and globally. Beaman is the author of Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France (University of California Press, 2017), which explores issues of upward mobility and racism for France's North African second-generation. Beaman is also Editor of H-Net Black Europe; Associate Editor of the journal, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power; and Consulting Editor for Metropolitics.
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Elaborates on how recent events in France have revealed that race remains such a loaded concept in French society. Mentions how policymakers must emphasize that this is nothing new, and that public policies need to address historical and present racism in France in order to move forward.
Discusses how ethnic minorities face structural racism and economic distress. Examines the parallels between past oppression and what happens today.
Discusses an ethnographic examination of the middle-class segment of France's North African second-generation and issues of upward mobility, race/racism, and marginalization.
Discusses Islamophobia throughout Europe, Muslims in France. Examines their marginalization within mainstream stream society with regards to their religious practices.
Examines xenophobic sentiments regarding Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity, and Codevelopment, though demolished still continues today. Discusses these biases against Muslims in France.
Presents research into race and police violence, and the response to such violence, in France. Compares similarities and many differences in how social mobilization against police violence is framed and carried out in France and the United States.
Discusses middle-class and upwardly-mobile children of North African immigrants in France, who despite their upward mobility feel just as marginalized as other children of immigrants.