Beth Epstein is an anthropologist and Academic Director of New York University Paris. Her research focuses on the politics of integration in France in relation to the French banlieue, as well as on French and American perspectives on race. Recent publications include “Redemptive politics: racial reasoning in contemporary France”(Patterns of Prejudice 2016), and "Promise postponed: republican values, social exclusion, and the French banlieue" (International Social Science Journal 2017). Her book "Collective Terms: Race, Culture & Community in a State-Planned City in France" was published by Berghahn Books in 2011. In 2019 Epstein was a mid-career fellow with the Independent Social Research Foundation.