Professor Marker is working on a personal family history that explores the relationship between reparations, transnational European identity, and the inter-generational transfer of wealth, with a view toward reframing contemporary European debates about reparations for slavery and colonialism. In 2023-2024, Dr. Marker is developing this project as a faculty fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis [RCHA], whose current seminar theme is ‘Repairing the Past.’ 

In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Marker works on initiatives for social justice and equity in the academy. A co-founder of the Race and Pedagogy Working Group at the University of Chicago (2015), she has organized workshops and community classes on power, privilege, and inclusive teaching. In 2023-24, Dr. Marker is serving as president of the Camden Chapter of Rutgers AAUP-AFT. She’s also a member of the Graduate Faculty in History at Rutgers-New Brunswick, the Executive Committee of Rutgers’ Center for African Studies, and the Faculty Advisory Board of Rutgers’ Center for European Studies.

She is currently working on a