Curriculum Vitae (English)

RESEARCH AREAS

- The Black Atlantic (cultural, intellectual and visual circulations, 19th century to present)

- African Diaspora(s)

- African American Cultural and social history

- African American nationalisms

- The black body, black beauty

- Black Studies in Europe

 

EDUCATION

- Master's of Arts in English and Anglophone Civilizations, Rennes 2 University, France, 1999.

- Visiting Student, International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States, 1999-2000.

- Master's of Arts (Diplôme d'Études Avancées), History and Civilization, EHESS, France, 2001.

- National High School Teacher Certification (CAPES), English, 2007.

- Ph.D in History and Civilization (summa cum laude), School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, France, 2009.

 

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT AND SERVICE (selection)

- Visiting Research Scholar, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, 2004.

- Certified English Teacher, Robert de Luzarches High School, Amiens, France, 2007-2008.

- Teaching Assistant, English Department, François Rabelais University, Tours, France, 2008-2009.

- Teaching Assistant, Institute of Political Sciences, Rennes, 2009-2010.

- Associate Professor in American and African American studies, University of Cergy-Pontoise CY Cergy Paris Université, 2010-present.

- Member of the Center of Compared Civilizations and Cultural identities (CICC), University of Cergy-Pontoise, 2010-2014.

- Member of the international Editorial Committee of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, Routledge, 2012-2017.

- Affiliated member of the Center for North-American Studies, American Worlds (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences/ Paris 1 University/CNRS- UMR 8168), Paris, 2010-2019.

- Member of the research center AGORA (EA7392), University of Cergy-Pontoise/CY Cergy Paris Université, 2015-present.

- Member of the Editorial Committee of African Diaspora (Brill), 2020-present.

 

EXPERTISE

- Reviews of articles and manuscripts for: Revue interdisciplinaire des travaux sur les Amériques (RITA), Routledge, Brill, IDEA(s), Monde(s), Culture-Kairos, Transatlantica, Esclavages & Post-esclavages (revue du CIRESC), Ethnographiques.org.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

a. Books

African on My Mind: histoire sociale de l'afrocentrisme aux Etats-Unis, [Africa on My Mind: Social History of Afrocentrism in the United States], Paris, Les Indes Savantes, 2016.

 

b. Edited Books and collections

1. Musiques populaires: usages sociaux et appartenance [Popular Music: Social uses and Sense of Belonging] (with Giulia Bonacci), Paris, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, 2003. Reprinted in 2006.

2. “Black Paris and Black Lived Experiences” (with Audrey Célestine). Special issue of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, v. 10, n.1, London, Routledge, 2017.

3. “Revolutionary Cosmopolitanism: Africa’s Positionality and International Solidarities (1950s-1970s)” (edited with Eugénia Palieraki). Special edition of African Identities, Routledge, v. 16, n. 2, June 2018.

c. Refereed articles and book chapters

1. “Du global au particulier: Kwanzaa Music ou la quête identitaire afro-américaine” [”From Global to Specific: Kwanzaa Music or the Quest for an African American Identity”], Cahiers d'études africaines, n.168, vol. XLII-4, 2002, p. 645-662.

2. “Les trois sphères de la Kwanzaa Music” [“The Three Spheres of Kwanzaa Music”], in Musiques populaires: usages sociaux et appartenance, Giulia Bonacci and Sarah Fila-Bakabadio (ed.), Paris, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 2003, p. 27-42.

3. “Holocauste contre holocauste: de la rhétorique afrocentriste aux expressions d'un antisémitisme noir” [“Holocaust v. Holocaust: from an Afrocentrist rhetoric to a Black Antisemitism”], Diasporas, n. 10: “ Haines ”, 2007, p. 68-81.

4. “L'étoffe de l'africanité” [“The Fabric of Africanity”], in Pauline Guedj (ed.) Civilisations, 2009, vol. 58, n. 1: “ American Afrocentrism(e)s américains ”, p. 39-54.

5. “Building up French blackness through an Afrocentric Lens?”, African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, v. 4, n. 2, 2011, p. 115-130.

6. “De l'Afrique aux Afriques: vers une cartographie de l'histoire noire” [“From Africa to Africas: Towards a Cartography of black History”], in B. Belmekki, M. Benoit, M. Naumann, J. Weeks (ed.), La terre, question vitale au XXIe siècle, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2012, p. 103-121.

7. “Imaginaires d'Afrique et historiographies afrocentristes” [“Imaginaries of Africa and Afrocentric Historiographies”], in Isabelle Surun et Hugues Tertrais (ed.), Monde(s). Histoire, Espaces, Relations, n° 2013-1: “ L'invention des continents ”, p. 125-145.

8. “Black Beauty Politics and the Afro-French Woman”, in Jacque Lynn Foltyn (ed.), Crafting Allure: Beauty, Culture and Identity, ebook from Interdisciplinary Press, Freeland, Oxfordshire, England, 2014, p. 79-88. Reprint: ebook: Brill, 2019. ISBN: 9781848882997.

9. “Pick your Afro Daddy': Neo Soul and the Making of Diasporan Identities”, in Alice Aterianus-Owanga and Pauline Guedj (ed.) Cahiers d’études africaines, n. 216: “La construction d'un Atlantique musical noir”, December 2014, p. 919-944.

10. “Photographie et géographie corporelle de l'Atlantique noir” [“Photography and Corporeal Geography of the Black Atlantic”], in Rémy Bazenguissa and Thomas Fouquet (ed.), Politique Africaine, n.136: “Blackness”, December 2014, p. 21-40.

11. “ Inventing the esthetic of the Afro-Modern Figure: Black French and the Atlantic circulation of beauty ”, in Fassil Demissie, Sandra Jackson, Shiera S. el-Malik, Julie Moody-Freeman and Chernoh Sesay Jr. (ed.), African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, v. 8, n. 2: “ Remapping the Black Atlantic: Diaspora, (Re) Writings of Race and Space ”, July 2015, p. 216-229.

12. “Introduction” (with Audrey Célestine) in Audrey Célestine et Sarah Fila-Bakabadio (ed.), African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, vol. 10, n. 1: “ Black Paris and Black Lived Experiences ”, 2017, p. 1-11.

13. “Engaging in a transatlantic dialogue on race in France: an interview with Tyler Stovall ”, (with Audrey Célestine) in Audrey Célestine et Sarah Fila-Bakabadio (ed.), African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, vol. 10, n. 1: “ Black Paris and Black Lived Experiences ”, 2017, p. 96-101.

14. “ Introduction ” (with Eugénia Palieraki), in Sarah Fila-Bakabadio et Eugénia Palieraki (ed.), African Identities, v. 16, n. 2: “Revolutionary Cosmopolitanism: Africa's positionality and International Solidarities (1950s-1970s)”, 2018, p. 117-128.

15. “ Against the Empire: “The Black Panthers in Congo, Insurgent Cosmopolitanism and the Fluidity of Revolutions ”, in Sarah Fila-Bakabadio et Eugénia Palieraki (ed.), African Identities, v. 16, n. 2: “Revolutionary Cosmopolitanism: Africa's positionality and International Solidarities (1950s-1970s)”, 2018, p. 146-160.

16. “ Media and Politics of 'Re-presentation' and the black female body”, in Félix Germain et Silyane Larcher (ed.), Black Women and the Struggle for Equality (1848-2016), University of Nebraska Press, 2018, p. 169-183.

17. “ Existe-il une porosité naturelle entre les Black Studies et les Cultural Studies ? ” [“ Is there a natural porosity between Black Studies and Cultural Studies ? ]”, in Sophie Croisy, Lise Guilhamon, François Robinet, Brigitte Rollet (ed.), Diogène, n° 258-259-260 : “ Cultural History through Studies ”, 2019, p. 84-95.

18. “ On décalages in the African Diaspora ”, African Diaspora (Brill), 10th Aniversary Issue, v. 11, n°1-2, 2019, p. 162-178.

d. Non-refereed journal publications

1. “ Photographier depuis les marges: notes sur l'histoire politique afro-américaine ” ["Photograph from the Margins: notes on the African American political history ”], GRAAT online, http://www.graat.fr/margin09.pdf, n. 18, 2015.

2. “ Les Black Studies en Europe: des savoirs engagés ” [“ Black Studies in Europe: engaged knowledge], Agenda Interculturel, Centre interculturel de Brussels, n. 341, July 2018, p. 16-17. Available at : http://www.cbai.be/revuearticle/1664/.

3. “ Quelle localisation pour les afrocentrismes afro-américains ? ” [“Which Location for African American Afrocentrisms ? ”], in Yala Kisukidi et Pauline Guedj (ed.) “Afrocentricités : histoire, philosophie et pratiques sociales”, Tumultes, n° 52, May 2019, p. 53-67.

e. Book Reviews

1. Alain Locke (Anthony Mangeon, ed.), Le rôle du nègre dans la culture des Amériques, Paris: L'Harmattan, 2009, Gradhiva, n. 10, 2009, p. 212-213.

2. New World Coming: The 60s and the Shaping of Global Consciousness, Dubinsky Karen, Krull Catherine, Mills Sean, Rutheford Scott (ed.), Toronto: Between the Lines, Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire, n. XLV, Autumn/automne 2010, p. 447-449.

3. "Post-Racial America?", Books and Ideas, www.booksandideas.net/Post-Racial-America.html, 2012.

4. François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar, La mémoire aux enchères. L’idéologie afrocentriste à l’assaut de l’histoire, Les Annales HSS, n. 2, April-June 2015, p. 523-525.

5. Dominic Thomas, Africa and France: Postcolonial Cultures, Migration and Racism, in Audrey Célestine et Sarah Fila-Bakabadio (ed.), African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, vol. 10, n. 1: “ Black Paris and Black Lived Experiences ”, 2017, p. 102-103.

6. Sébastien Ledoux, Le devoir de mémoire, Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine, n. 64-1, 2017, p. 208-210.

7. David Macey, Frantz Fanon: une vie, Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine, n. 64-2, 2017, p. 247-248.

8. Corinne Dubois et Claudine Raynaud (ed.), Diasporas, Cultures of Mobility, Race. Vol. 3: African Americans and the Black Diaspora, Transatlantica, https://journals.openedition.org/transatlantica/9182.

9. Ambre Ivol, Le pacifisme en Amérique, Le mouvement social, n. 264, 2018/3, July-September 2018, p. 171-174. Also available at : http://www.lemouvementsocial.net/comptes-rendus/ambre-ivol-pacifisme-amerique-howard-zinn-gauche-de-seconde-guerre-mondiale-vietnam/

10. Hélène Le Dantec-Lowry, Matthieu Renault, Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Pauline Vermeren (ed.). Histoire en marges. Les périphéries de l'histoire globale, Tours, Presses universitaires François Rabelais, 2018, Le Mouvement social, 2019. Disponible sur https://lms.hypotheses.org/6206.

 

f. Translation

1. Angelina Pollack-Eltz, “ Venezuela ”, in André Corten, Jean-Pierre Dozon et Ari Pedro Oro (ed.), Les nouveaux conquérants de la foi: l'Église universelle du royaume de Dieu (Brésil), Paris, Karthala, 2003, p. 77-85.

2. Sylvain Pattieu, “ Le BUMIDOM au prisme de Paris et sa région, contradictions d’une politique de migration encadrée par l’Etat (années 1960 et 1970) ” ['The BUMIDOM seen from Paris and its suburbs: contradictions of a state policy (1960s) 70s'], in Audrey Célestine et Sarah Fila-Bakabadio, African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, vol. 10, n. 1: “ Black Paris and Black Lived Experiences ”, 2017, p. 12-24.

3. Thomas Fouquet, “Grassroots cosmopolitics: critical notes on a ‘cosmopolitan Africa’”, in S. Fila-Bakabadio et E. Palieraki (ed.), “ Revolutionary Cosmopolitanism: Africa’s Positionality and International Solidarities (1950s-1970s) ”, African Identities, v. 16, n. 2, 2018, p. 219-230.

 

 

 

PUBLIC LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

Plenary Sessions

1. “ Multiple Blackness : The African Diaspora in France ”, De Paul University Study Abroad Program, Paris, December 10, 2010.

2. “ The Gender Pledge : France and the contradictions of the land of the Déclaration des droits de l’homme”, De Paul University Study Abroad Program, Paris, December 14 2011.

3. “ Noire et française: The Black French Body, in-between a Decolonial Aesthetic and Diasporan Cosmopolitanism ”, Lecture series: “Women in the African Diaspora: Reclaiming History, Negotiating Culture, Politics, the Arts and the Media”, Center for the African Diaspora, DePaul University, April 29 2015.

4. Presentation de Africa on my Mind, Institut franco-américain de Rennes, February 7, 2017.

 

Conference Papers (selection)

 

1. “Afrocentricity, an Educational Paradigm?”, National Black Graduate Conference (NBGSC), University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States, March 30, 2000.

2. “Les accents panafricanistes de la subjectivité afrocentriste” [“The Pan Africanist Tone of the Afrocentric Subjectivity”]. International conference “African American Nationalisms”, François Rabelais University, Tours, France, November 28, 2003.

3. “Afro-American Afrocentrisms and the Making of a Reparationist History”. International conference: “Does Discrimination Shape Identity? Politics and Minorities in the English Speaking Area and in France: Rhetoric and Reality”, Paris 13 University, France, March 26, 2009.

4. “Black Political Skin: le corps noir dans l'histoire politique afro-américaine”, [“Black Political Skin: the black body in the African American political history”], Les rendez-vous de l'histoire, Blois, France, October 10, 2009.

5. “Les Black Panthers au Congo-Brazzaville (1971)” [“Black Panthers in Congo-Brazzaville (1971)”]. Symposium: “Afrique, 50 ans d'indépendance: bilan et perspectives” [“Africa: 50 years of independence: survey and perspectives”], Paris Ouest-Nanterre University, France, June 4, 2010.

6. “La Black World History et la compétition des mémoires” [“Black World History and Competing Memories”]. Conference: “Fluctuating Memories/mémoires fluctuantes”, Center of Intercultural Research on Anglophone and Francophone Area Studies (CRIDAF), Paris 13 University, France, October 23, 2010.

7. “Coding Black Beauty: images of self and desire of otherness”. 9th conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR): “Black States of Desire: Dispossession, Circulation, Transformation”, Paris 7 University, France, April 9, 2011.

8. “L'Afrique, les Afriques, la carte et le territoire” [“Africa, Africas, the map and the land”]. Conference: “The Earth”, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, May 26, 2011.

9. “Visualizing Identity: Beauty and the Making of an Afro-Frenchness”. 8th biannual conference of the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA), Ramon Lull University, Barcelona, Spain, June 15, 2012.

10. “Black Beauty Politics and the Afro-Modern French Figure”. Second conference “Beauty: Exploring Critical Issues”, Mansfield College, Oxford, England, September 23, 2012.

11. “The Corporeal Geography of Africa: The Black Body in Contemporary African and African photography”, Conference: “What is Africa to Me?”, University of Liege, Belgium, March 22, 2013.

12. “Inventing the Aesthetics of the Afro-Modern body: the Atlantic circulation of images of blackness in the 21st century”. International conference: 3Remapping the Black Atlantic: Diaspora (Re)Writings of Race and Space”, DePaul University, Chicago, United States, April 12, 2013.

13. “ Black Beauty and the Making of a Black French Visual Culture ”, Council for European Studies, Washington D. C., United States, March 21, 2014.

14. “Historicizing the Black Body in Contemporary France: an Analysis”. Symposium: "Blacks of France: New Dimensions in the History and Historiography of an African Diaspora", University of California-Berkeley, United States, 2014.

15. “Congo Oye: the Black Panthers' Visual Grammar and the Third World Revolution”. Panel: “Visualizing memory: photography, moving images and Racial minorities' positionality” (org. S. Fila-Bakabadio), Annual Conference of the French Association of American Studies, La Rochelle, France, May 30, 2015.

16. “The Black Panthers in Congo: Connecting Revolutions and Shaping a De-colonial Cosmopolitanism”. Panel: “Cosmopolitanism out of Revolution: Africa's Positionality and International Solidarities” (org. S. Fila-Bakabadio), European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 6), AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies), Paris, France, July 9, 2015.

17. “The black body sealed into blackness: Interrogating corporeity & race in contemporary France”, Conference de la Black Studies Association (BSA): Blackness in Britain: 'The Black Special Relationship', African American scholarship and its impact on Black intellectual life in Britain”, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England, October 31, 2015.

18. “ Africa on my Mind. Une histoire sociale de l'afrocentrisme aux Etats-Unis ”. Symposium: "Déprovincialiser l'histoire, réorienter la philosophie ”, Paul Guilibert et Matthieu Renault (org.), Paris Ouest-Nanterre University, France, December 1, 2016.

19. “Madame C. J. Walker: la beauté comme résistance” [“'Madame C. J. Walker: beauty as resistance”]. Colloquium: “ Désobéissances, colères et résistances au féminin ”, Karine Bergès (org.), AGORA, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy, France, January 20, 2017.

20. “ Le corps noir et l'archive ” [“ The Black Body and the archive ”]. Panel: “ What is left from colonization? Research Perspectives de recherche in post-colonial France ”, French colonial Society Conference, Aix en Provence, France, June 15, 2017.

21. “ Black Studies in France ”. International conference: “ Black Studies in Europe: A Transnational dialogue ”, Karel Arnaut, Bambi Ceuppens, Véronique Clette-Gakuba, Sarah Demart, Sarah Fila-Bakabadio, Nicole Grégoire, Jacinthe Mazzochetti (org.), Brussels, Belgium, November 16-17, 2017.

22. “ Les fondements nationalistes des afrocentrismes afro-américains ” [“ The Nationalist Roots of Afro-American Afrocentrisms ”]. Colloquium: “ Afrocentricités: histoire, philosophie et pratiques sociales ”, Nadia Yala Kisukidi, Mathieu Renault, Pauline Guedj, Amzat Boukhari-Yabara (org.), Collège international de philosophie, La Colonie, Paris, France, November 21, 2017.

23. “ Corps et blanchité au prisme de la blackness ” [“ Body and Whiteness through Blackness ”]. Symposium : “ La condition blanche. Réflexion sur une majorité française ”, Mathilde Cohen and Sarah Mazouz (org.), Paris, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, (CNRS/CERAPS/University of Connecticut/ EHESS), June 2018.

24. Presentation of the special issue “Revolutionary Cosmopolitanism: Africa’s Positionality and International Solidarities (1950s-1970s)”, African Identities. Conference: “Afriques transatlantiques: Circulations culturelles, frontières et dispersion, XVIIIe-XXIe siècles”, Versailles-St Quentin University / Paris Diderot University, November 16 2018.

25. “ Cosmopolitisme et Révolution dans l’Afrique de la Guerre Froide ” [“ Cosmopolitism and Revolution in the Cold War Africa ”](with Eugénia Palieraki). Roundtable : “ Cosmopolitisme révolutionnaire et solidarités internationales en Afrique (années 1950-1970) ”, S. Fila-Bakabadio et E. Palieraki (org.), Paris-Diderot University, June 3, 2019.

26. “ The Future in Retrospect: Imagining Africa’s Becoming from W.E.B. Du Bois to Felwine Sarr”. Conférence : “ W.E.B. Du Bois : Scholar, Activist and Passeur between America, Europe and Africa. Foundations, Circulations and Legacies”, The University of Chicago in Paris, October 18, 2019.

 

 

Lectures and seminars (selection)

 

1. “La conception afrocentriste de l'identité africaine-américaine” ['The Afrocentrist Perception of the African American Identity”]. Seminar: “Le commerce des esprits”, Center of African Studies, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, France, 2001.

2. “Regards croisés sur ‘l'africanité’”: un chercheur franco-congolais en milieu afrocentriste” [“'Crossed Visions on Africanity: a French-Congolese researcher in the Afrocentric milieus”]. Seminar of the graduate students of the Center for African Studies (Doceaf), School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, France, January 23, 2003.

3. “La diaspora africaine: définitions et paradigmes” [“The African Diaspora: Definitions and Paradigms”). Seminar: “Diasporas: Définitions, dimensions culturelles et enjeux politiques”, Institute of Political Sciences, Paris, France, December 6, 2006.

4. “Kwanzaa Music et diaspora(s) africaine(s), la mondialisation aux origines d'un genre musical”, [“'Kwanzaa Music and African Diaspora(s): globalization at the origins of a musical style”]. Seminar: “Musiques et globalisation”, Center on Language and Arts (CRAL), School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, France, December 18, 2008.

5. “Une note de bas de page dans le livre de l'homme blanc? Enjeux et interprétations des historiographiques afrocentristes” [“A Footnote in the White Man's Book? Challenges and Interpretations of Afrocentric historiographies”]. Seminar: “Diasporas: Définitions, dimensions culturelles et enjeux politiques”, Pauline Peretz (org.), Institute of Political Sciences, Paris, France, November 26, 2009.

6. “Vers une sociologie des afrocentrismes” [“Toward a Sociology of Afrocentrisms”]. Seminar: “Identités et mobilisations”, Jean-François Polo, Christian Le Bart and Dominique Maliesky (org.), Institute of Political Sciences, Rennes, France, December 4, 2009.

7. “Réflexions sur l'Atlantique noir” [“Insights on the Black Atlantic”]. Seminar: “Historiography and Foreign languages”, Elsa Devienne (org.), School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, February 4, 2011.

8. “L'invention de la beauté noire aux États-Unis” [“The Invention of Black Beauty in the United States”. Seminar: “Corps racialisés et identités raciales”, Bibia Pavard (org.), History Center, Institute of Political Sciences, Paris, France, June 10, 2011.

9. “Black Beauty and Racial Marketing in France (1970-présent)”. Seminar: “Popular Cultures”,Sylvie Mikowski and Yann Philippe (org.), CIRLEP, University of Reims, Reims, France, May 13, 2015.

10.“Race et corporéité noire: essai d'analyse comparée (France, Etats-Unis)” [“Race and black corporeity: a temptative compared analysis (France United States)”]. Roundtable: “Les communautés ethno-raciales aux États-Unis: identités transculturelles et/ou processus d’américanisation”, Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga and Julien Zarifian (org.), AGORA, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy, France, June 10, 2016.

11. “ Des Cultural Studies aux Black (Cultural) Studies ” [“From Cultural Studies to Black (Cultural Studies ”]. Seminar: “ L'histoire culturelle au prisme des Studies ”, Sophie Croisy and François Robinet (org.), Center on Cultural history of Contemporary Societies (CHCSC), University of Versailles St-Quentin, France, April 21, 2017.

12. “Image(s) et positionalités du corps dans l'Atlantique noire [“Image(s) and Corporeal positionalities in the Black Atlantic”]. Seminar: “Supports et circulation des savoirs et des arts en Afrique et au-delà ”, Claire Bosc-Tiessé, Carlo Célius, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Anne Doquet, Christine Douxami, Éric Jolly (org.), Institute of African Worlds (IMAF), School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences/CNRS, Paris, France, January 12, 2017.

13. “ Africa on my Mind. Une histoire sociale de l'afrocentrisme aux Etats-Unis ” [“Africa on my Mind. A Social History of Afrocentrism in the United States ”]. Seminar: “Les populations noires en France”, Audrey Célestine (université Lille 3), Gilles Le Berre (Archives nationales), Armelle Enders (Paris 8 University), Sylvain Pattieu (Paris 8 University), Emmanuelle Sibeud (Paris 8 University) et Tyler Stovall (University of California, Santa Cruz) (org.), University Paris 8/National Archives, Saint-Denis, France, October 12, 2017.

14. “ Brazzaville 1971 : le Black Panther Party et la fluidité des révolutions ” [“ Brazzaville 1971: the Black Panther party and the Fluidity of Revolutions ”]. Seminar: “ Les arts en Afrique et dans ses diasporas: pratiques, savoirs, mobilités ”, Claire Bosc-Tiessé, Carlo Célius, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Anne Doquet, Christine Douxami and Éric Jolly (org.), Institute of African Worlds (IMAF)/CNRS, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, January 12, 2018.

15. “ Visualités noires: méthodologie ” [“ Black Visualities: Methodology' ”]. Seminar: “Genre et sexualité: enquêtes et méthodes de terrain”, Juliette Rennes, Mathieu Trachman, Sylvie Steinberg (org.), School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, March 12, 2018.

 

Discussant, panel chair, roundtables and Moderations (selection)

1. Chair/Respondent: “Engagements militants et solidarité internationaliste sur la longue durée”, Marie-Laure Geoffray, Eugénia Palieraki and Jan Wörlein (org.), Paris 1 University, France, March 28, 2014.

2. Roundtable participant: “Music in the Black Atlantic”, Center for International Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences: History, Knowledge, Culture (CIRHUS), New York University, United States, April 24, 2015.

3. Discussant: “Une journée d'études avec Stuart Hall. Research program: “Mondes Caraïbes et Transatlantiques en Mouvement” (MCTM), Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris (FMSH), University Paris Diderot, May 11, 2016.

4. Chair, panel: “ Stigmates et répression ”. Conference: “ Corps politiques ”, Sonia Birocheau, Mélanie Grué, Karine Chambefort and Guillaume Marche (org.), Paris 12-Créteil University, September 8, 2016.

5. Discussant: “ Une journée d'études avec David Scott ”. Research program: “ Mondes Caraïbes et Transatlantiques en Mouvement ” (MCTM), Christine Chivallon, Matthieu Renault and Didier Nativel (org.), Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris (FMSH)/Paris Diderot University, France, October 25, 2016.

6. Discussant, panel : “ Genre et citoyenneté à l’épreuve de la colonisation ”. International conference: “ Quels citoyens pour l’empire ? La citoyenneté française à l’épreuve de la colonisation dans la première moitié du XXe siècle ”, Claire Fredj, Sylvain Pattieu, Emmanuelle Sibeud (org.), Paris Lumières University, Saint-Denis, France, December 9, 2016.

7. Discussant, CIRESC Doctoral colloquium, Center International Research Center of slavery, CIRESC), School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, France, 2017.

8. Chair, panel: “The “Concept of Race” in Philosophy and Literature. International Conference: “W. E. B. Du Bois, Scholar, Activist and Passeur between America, Europe and Africa. Foundations, Circulations and Legacies”, The University of Chicago Center in Paris, October 17, 2019.

 

Scientific committees (selection)

1. International conference: " Quels citoyens pour l’empire ? La citoyenneté française à l’épreuve de la colonisation dans la première moitié du XXe siècle ”, Claire Fredj; Sylvain Pattieu ; Emmanuelle Sibeud (org.), Paris Lumières University, Saint-Denis, France, 2016.

2. Colloquium: “ Afrocentricités: histoire, philosophie et pratiques sociales ”, Nadia Yala Kisukidi, Pauline Guedj, Matthieu Renault, Amzat Boukari Yabara (org.), Collège international de philosophie, La Colonie, Paris, France, 2017.

 

Convener of conferences, panels and seminars (selection)

1. Colloquium: “Musiques populaires: usages sociaux et sentiments d'appartenance”, organized with Giulia Bonacci, Center for African Studies, Center for American Studies, EHESS, 2002.

2. Colloquium: “ARTfrocentrismes : représentations artistiques et imaginaires de l’Afrique”,organized with Julien Bonhomme, Sarah Frioux-Salgas and Pauline Guedj, Quai Branly Museum, 2011.

3. Panel: “Mediating Black Bodies: Traveling Images and the Making of Black Selves”, organized with Simone Puff, panel session at the 8th Biennal conference of the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA), 2012.

4. Seminar: “Globalisation and Social Sciences”, organized with Gustavo Guerrero, CICC, University of Cergy-Pontoise, 2011-2013.

5. Seminar: “Les populations noires en France: nouvelles dimensions historiques et historiographiques”, Jean-Pierre Bat (National Archives), Audrey Célestine (Lille 3 University), Sarah Fila-Bakabadio (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Soline Laplanche-Servigne (Maurice Halbwachs Research Center), Anne Leblay-Kinoshita (National Archives), Françoise Lemaire (National Archives), Sylvain Pattieu (Paris 8 University), Emmanuelle Sibeud (Paris 8 University) et Tyler Stovall (University of California, Santa Cruz), University Paris 8, 2013-2015.

6. Panel: “Visualizing Memory: Photography, Moving Images and Racial Minorities' positionality", conference of the French Association of American Studies (AFEA), May 30, 2015.

7. Panel: “ Cosmopolitanism out of Revolution: Africa's Positionality and International Solidarities”, 6th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies), Paris, July 9, 2015.

8. Seminar: “Les populations noires en France: du préjugé de couleur à la color-blindness”, organized with Audrey Célestine (Lille 3 University), Françoise Lemaire (National Archives), Sylvain Pattieu (Paris 8 University), Emmanuelle Sibeud (Paris 8 University) et Tyler Stovall (University of California, Santa Cruz), University Paris 8/National Archives, Museum of Art and History, Saint-Denis, 2015-present.

        * 2016-2017 series: “ Du préjugé de couleur à la color-blindness (XVIIe-XXIe siècles) ”

        * 2017-2018 series: “ Approches et comparaisons transatlantiques ”.

9. Colloquium: "Littérature(s) noire(s)?", organized with Sylvain Pattieu, La colonie, Paris, March 23, 2017.

10. International conference : “ Black Studies in Europe: A Transnational dialogue ”, organized with Nicole Grégoire (FNRS, Brussels), Jacinthe Mazzochetti (Free University of Brussels), Bambi Ceuppens (Tervuren Museum), Karel Arnaut (Katholiek Universiteit, Leuven), Véronique Clette-Gakuba (Free University of Brussels), Sarah Demart (Leuven University), Brussels, November 16-17, 2017.

11. “ Les arts en Afrique et dans ses diasporas ”, IMAF/School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, CNRS, Cité internationale des Arts, 2018- present.

         * 2018-2019 series (with Dominique Malaquais, Anne Docquet, Christine Douxami et Eric Jolly):

          “ Les Afriques futurs ”.

          * 2019-2020 series (with Dominique Malaquais, Katja Gentric, Christine Douxami and Julie

            Peghini) : “ Performer le politique en Afrique et dans les diasporas ”.

12. Organization and chair, Lecture : “ Black Radical Kantianism ” with Charles W. Mills, Lionel Zevounou and Nicolas Martin-Breteau, Les Archives Nationales, Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, January 16, 2019.

13. Roundtable : “ Le cosmopolitisme révolutionnaire et solidarités internationales (années 1950-1970) ”, ronde organisée avec Eugénia Palieraki. Participants: Thomas Fouquet, Didier Nativel et Malika Rahal, Paris Diderot University  June 3, 2019.

14. International Conference: “ Dynamiques de racialisation après 1945 ”, organized with Audrey Célestine, Sylvain Pattieu, Emmanuelle Sibeud, June 4-5, 2020.


 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

1. Cap Monde Fellowship, Ille et Vilaine Regional Council, France, 2000.

2. GAPSA Scholarly Travel Grant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2000.

3. Master's Degree Fellowship, French Ministry of Research, 2000-2001.

4. Travel Grant, Schoold of advanced studies in Social Sciences, Paris, 2002.

5. Fulbright Research Grant, 2004.

6. Gilder Lehrman Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History, 2009.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2000.

Elementary and Intermediate French.

Robert de Luzarches High School, Amiens, 2007-2008.

Elementary and Intermediate English.

François Rabelais University, Tours, France 2008- 2009.

Undergraduate courses

English Oral and Written Expression.

English Grammar.

Introduction to Anglophone Sociology.

Translation (French-English).

American Civilization (history and culture).

Introduction to Anglophone Sociology.

Institute of Political Sciences, Rennes, 2009-2010

English.

Introduction to American and African American histories.

Institute of International Studies and Modern Languages, University of Cergy-Pontoise/CY Paris Université, 2010-present (selection).

1. Contemporary United States.

2. Understanding the American Democracy.

3. A Social History of Contemporary America.

4. Back to Africa Movement: Afro-descendants' Return to the Homeland (19th century to contemporary times).

5. Political Power and its representations in the United States

6. Methodology in social sciences Research.

7. American Political Thought

8. Introduction to Cultural Studies

9. Introduction to Global Migrations.

10. The Black Atlantic

11. Towards Post-racial? Traveling American Societal models at a Global Age.

12. World History and the Black Atlantic.

13. The Media in the United States.

14. American Civilization.

15. American Repatriation Movements (19th century-present).

16. Understanding Culture.

17. Anthropology of Culture and Tourism.

18. Culture and Heritage in North America.

 

 

MEDIA APPEARANCE AND PUBLIC LECTURES AND RESEARCH DISSEMINATION

 

1. “L'afrocentrisme”, Mémoires d'un continent, Radio France Internationale (RFI), 2001.

2. “L'afrocentrisme en question”, Mémoire d'un continent, Radio France Internationale, 2004.

3. “Panthers”, Festival: Etat d'urgence: répressions démocratiques, MK2, Paris, June 3, 2006.

4. “Chromo Story”, Paris sur Mer, Radio France Outre-Mer, October 31, 2009.

5. “L'afrocentrisme aux Etats-Unis d'Amérique”, Mémoire d'un continent, Radio France Internationale, January 6, 2010.

6. Debate: “ Histoire de l'afrocentrisme ”, (with Hassan Souley et François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar), La Fabrique de l'histoire, France Culture, May 11, 2010.

7. Plenary session and debate on Black Music, film by Marc-Aurèle Vecchione, Dooinit Festival, Rennes, June 2, 2010.

8. Debate: “Histoire des mouvements noirs en France: débat historiographique (4/4)(with Pap Ndiaye, Jean-Philippe Dedieu and Achille Mbembé), La Fabrique de l'histoire, France Culture, December 8, 2011.

9. “Beauté parade”, L'atelier intérieur, France Culture, February 23, 2015.

10. Film debate: Selma (A. DuVernay), Cinéma du Palais, University Paris Est-Créteil, France, April 8, 2015.

11. “Aux États-Unis, on vous rappelle constamment votre race ”, interview with Catherine de Coppet, Chercheurs d'Actu, L'Express.fr, May 15, 2015.

12. “7 jours sur la planète”, TV5 monde, June 26, 2015.

13. Debate with Daniel Maximin : “ The 50th Anniversary of Discourse on Colonialism (Césaire) ”. Lecture series: "Le temps des archives", hosted by Thierry Fabre, MUCEM/France Culture, Marseille, France, February 1, 2016.

14. “ USA : les fractures ouvertes d’une Amérique en campagne: Les Etats-Unis désunis ”, Du Grain à moudre d'été, France Culture, July 25, 2016.

15. “ Malcolm X ”, Une oeuvre, une vie, France Culture, October 8, 2016.

16. “ Musées par-delà le patrimoine (2/4): D’Addis-Abeba à Washington: Fabriquer un récit national pluriel ”, Culture mondes, France Culture, November 29, 2016.

17. Roundtable: " ”Conditions noires et politique: de la nécessité de la violence? ”, association Sciences Po pour l'Afrique, Institute for Political Sciences, Paris, France, April 13, 2017.

18. Film debate: Sankofa de Haile Gerima, documentary festival film: “ Les Révoltés de l’Histoire ”, organised by the association Protea, Le studio cinema, Aubervilliers, France, May 4, 2017.

19. Debate with Amzat Boukhari-Yabara, “ Panafricanisme et afrocentrisme ”, Public Library of Lyon, France, May 18, 2017.

20. Participation in the documentary : Feu!!", (by Anaïs Kien), about the French publication of Fire!! (Editions Ypsilon), La Fabrique de l’histoire, France Culture, 2018.

21. Debate: “Black Studies in Europe” (debate with Nicole Grégoire and Pap Ndiaye), La Fabrique de l’histoire, France Culture, January 25, 2018.

22. Participation in the musical reading and debate : “ Harlem 1926 and Fire !!”, Le Hangar-Tremplin/Librairie Envie de lire, Sons d'hiver Festival, Ivry-sur-Seine, January 30, 2018.

23. “ 3 idées reçues sur les Black Studies ”, video available on France Culture Facebook account, January 25 2018.

24. Introduction and public debate about Julie Dash's film, Daughters of the Dust. Film festival Cycle : “ Black Dolls, la collection Deborah Neff ”, La Maison Rouge/Centre Pompidou, March 14, 2018.

25. Debate with Claire Bourhis-Mariotti : “Cinquantenaire de la mort de Martin Luther King”, Appel sur l'actualité, Radio France Internationale, April 4, 2018.

26. “ Quand l’Afrique rêve ses civilisations passées ”, Le cours de l‘histoire, France Culture, September 4, 2019.

 

LANGUAGES

English (fluent), French (native tongue), Spanish (comprehension).

 

OTHER

Dancer, Nikita Dance Company, Rennes, 1995-1997.