Nicholas Bancel is professor of history at the Marc Bloch University of Strasbourg II in Austria. Pascal Blanchard is a historian and the founder of the Association Connaissance de l’histoire de l’Afrique contemporaine. Giles Boëtsch is director of research at the Centre national de la recherché scientifique. Eric Deroo is a historian and filmmaker. Sandrine Lemaire is a historian and author. Charles Forsdick is the James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool.