Gendered, Sexualized, and Racialized Political Identities in France and Beyond

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Gendered, Sexualized, and Racialized Political Identities in France and Beyond

Time: February 1, 2018 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Street: 16 Washington Mews (at University Place)
City/Town: New York, NY 10003
Website or Map: http://as.nyu.edu/maisonfranc…
Phone: 212-998-8750
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: La Maison Française of NYU
Latest Activity: Jan 11

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Futures of French Roundtable


If we could today—without the burden or benefit of precedent, tradition, or institutional inertia—invent a field called ‘French and Francophone Studies,’ what would it look like?
– Laurent Dubois & Achille Mbembe


Intersectional Escape from the Sexagon: Arabs, Muslims, and Sexual Demonization in France   

Mehammed Mack, assistant professor of French Studies at Smith College, earned his doctorate in French and comparative literature from Columbia University, where he completed a dissertation titled "Immigration and Sexual Citizenship: Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Contemporary France." His first book, Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture, was released from Fordham University Press in January 2017. His research focuses on contemporary immigration to France, gender and sexuality, diversity in the banlieues, and the relation between culture and politics.


Beyond Metropole and Colony: Black Women’s Citizenship in the Francophone World

Annette Joseph-Gabriel, assistant professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan, specializes in contemporary francophone Caribbean and African literature with interdisciplinary specializations in black transnational feminisms, afrodiasporic literary movements, and slavery in the Atlantic world. Her forthcoming book, Decolonial Citizenship: Black Women’s Resistance in the Francophone World, examines black women’s articulations of citizenship through their work in anticolonial movements in Francophone Africa and the Antilles. 


Moderator:  Hugo Bouvard, Institute of French Studies, NYU
Respondent:  Gabriella Lindsay, PhD candidate, NYU (French/Institute of French Studies)


In English


The next meeting will take place on March 19.


Sponsored by the Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture and the Institute of French Studies

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