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CONSCIOUSNESS AND REVOLUTION Conference | Friday May 13th, 2016

CONSCIOUSNESS AND REVOLUTION Conference | Friday May 13th, 2016

05/13/2016
All Day
Elebash Recital Hall

The complex and dynamic relationship between consciousness and revolution is essential to the strategic analysis of the hegemonic forms of politics, economics, thought, and action we are currently caught in. It is also central to the collective imagination and realization of other worlds. This conference reflects on legacies of revolutionary thought and practice and considers how these can be reimagined and reenergized within current contingencies.

Oral History and Counter-Mapping as Methods towards Anti-Gentrification and Anti-Displacement

Oral History and Counter-Mapping as Methods towards Anti-Gentrification and Anti-Displacement

04/13/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112

Oral History and Counter-Mapping as Methods towards Anti-Gentrification and Anti-Displacement: A Conversation with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and Brooklyn Laundry Social Club

Wednesday April 13, 2016

6-8PM

Room 6112, Sociology lounge

 
How can methods of storytelling, oral history and mapping work together to counter gentrification and displacement and bolster social movements- or not? What does this work do? In this event Manissa Maharawal from the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and Mary Taylor from Brooklyn Laundry Social Club will think about how narrative and mapping based methods of co-research can (or cannot) change and effect processes of displacement, gentrification and eviction. We imagine this event as a conversation about co-research and movement building with presenters and the audience.
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project:

In San Francisco, cranes litter the horizon, neighborhoods have quickly become more expensive, longtime residents are rapidly displaced and the city has gained international attention for skyrocketing rents, and exponentially growing income inequality. The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project’s “Narratives of Displacement and Resistance Oral History Project” aims to document these changes in San Francisco by foregrounding the stories of people who have been, who are being, or who were being, displaced. Through collecting oral histories the project creates a living archive of people and places, documenting deep and detailed neighborhood and personal histories. In doing so the project creates a counter-narrative to more dominant archives that elide detail and attention to legacy, culture, and loss in the city. Our map lives online to be interacted with by the public, but also offline in physical spaces including our current zine project and our narrative mural in Clarion Alley. While we are interested in stories of dispossession, we are not interested in reducing people to their evictions, and thus instead focus on the intimacies of personal relationships to shifts in spatiality as processes of gentrification unevenly unfold. We recognize that displacement transpires in kaleidoscopic forms, and that loss is corporeal, cultural, haunting, and real. In this talk Manissa Maharawal the co-director of the Narratives of Displacement Project will discuss how the project was formulated, evolved and changed and the ways in which the project uses practices of radical mapping to engage the public.

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Brooklyn Laundry Social Club: 

In 2012 Brooklyn Laundry Social Club (BLSC) set out to organize events in laundromats in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, to address topics of local concern, especially changes in the neighborhood related to rising property values, foreclosure, and displacement. Envisioning ourselves as a mobile community center, we wanted our events and methods to emerge from concerns, desires and skills of neighbors.  Our goal was to transform the nascent community in laundromats into an active one by engaging in collective projects that build neighborly relationships, embodied sympathy, and critical alliance. We believe that making things together and doing research as equals can produce new dynamics and knowledge.  Along with interviews, oral histories and blogging, our mapping game has been a key method of research and collaboration. It is our hope that the knowledge we co-produce will contribute to our collective ability to direct the future of the neighborhood.

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This event is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. It is free and open to the public.

 

Book Event: The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day

Book Event: The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day

03/31/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anthropology Lounge

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Anthropology Lounge.

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About the book:

“May Day is about affirmation, the love of life, and the start of spring, so it has to be about the beginning of the end of the capitalist system of exploitation, oppression, war, and overall misery, toil, and moil.” So writes celebrated historian Peter Linebaugh in an essential compendium of reflections on the reviled, glorious, and voltaic occasion of May 1st.

It is a day that has made the rich and powerful cower in fear and caused Parliament to ban the Maypole—a magnificent and riotous day of rebirth, renewal, and refusal. These reflections on the Red and the Green—out of which arguably the only hope for the future lies—are populated by the likes of Native American anarcho-communist Lucy Parsons, the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, Karl Marx, José Martí, W.E.B. Du Bois, Rosa Luxemburg, SNCC, and countless others, both sentient and verdant. The book is a forceful reminder of the potentialities of the future, for the coming of a time when the powerful will fall, the commons restored, and a better world born anew.

Peter Linebaugh is a child of empire, schooled in London, Cattaraugus, N.Y., Washington D.C., Bonn, and Karachi. He went to Swarthmore College during the civil rights days. He has taught at Harvard University and Attica Penitentiary, at New York University and the Federal Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. He used to edit Zerowork and was a member of the Midnight Notes Collective. He coauthored Albion’s Fatal Tree, and is the author of The London Hanged, The Many-Headed Hydra (with Marcus Rediker), The Magna Carta Manifesto, and introductions to a Verso book of Thomas Paine’s writing and PM’s new edition of E.P. Thompson’s William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary. He works at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He lives in the Great Lakes region with a great crew, Michaela Brennan, his beautiful partner, and Riley, Kate, Alex, and Enzo.

The Trials of the Spring screening and Quandaries of Documentation in Egypt?

03/30/2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre

The film screening with the attendance of the director Gini Reticker  and activist Hend Nafea; will be followed by two short presentations by Nada El-Kouny and Ola Galal about the current political situation in Egypt, the quandaries of documentation, and the dilemma of doing research. Moderated by Omnia Khalil

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Martin Segal Theater

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The Trials of Spring feature documentary recounts the story of 21-year-old Hend Nafea who travels from her village to Cairo in the early days of the Arab Spring in search of freedom and justice. As the country becomes gripped in a dangerous power struggle she endures crushing setbacks. In the end, Hend’s resilience sustains the hope of reform for her and her fellow activists, even during the darkest hours of their struggle for a better Egypt.

Gini Reticker has been directing and producing award-winning independent documentary films for over 20 years.  Reticker directed Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008), the inspiring story of Liberian women whose actions helped bring an end to a brutal civil war—it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won Best Documentary. She produced the Academy Award-nominated short Asylum(2003) the story of a Ghanaian woman who fled female genital mutilation to seek political asylum in the U.S; that same year she produced A Decade Under the Influence that looks at the heyday of 1970s filmmakers, was nominated for an Emmy, and garnered the National Review Board Award for Best Documentary. She received an Emmy for Ladies First (2004), the story of women rebuilding post-genocide Rwanda.  Her first film The Heart of the Matter (1994) a groundbreaking film about women and AIDS, won the Sundance Freedom of Expression Award. She was a creator and executive producer of the PBS series Women, War & Peace (2011), recipient of the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award as well as The Academy of Television Honors Award. Reticker has also coproduced or executive produced such notable films as The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)— nominated for both an Academy Award and an Independent Spirit Award; 1971, Alias Ruby Blade, Citizen Koch, Hot Girls Wanted, and She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry.

Hend Nafea  received a degree in Mathematics Curricula and Teaching Method from Banha University in Egypt. While still a student, she joined thousands of Egyptians demonstrating for an end to 60 years of military rule. At the demonstration, she was arrested, beaten, and tortured by security forces and subsequently faced numerous charges, including attempting to overthrow the state. Her family punished her severely and tried to prevent her from any further participation in the public sphere. She later refused their attempts to marry her off to someone she didn’t know and headed to Cairo alone where she found work at the Hisham Mubarak Law Center.  As the state’s case against her wound its way through the courts, Nafea started the organization Nation Without Torture to support fellow victims of torture at the hands of Egyptian security forces. In February 2015 she, along with 229 of her codefendants, was sentenced in absentia to life in prison. She managed to leave Egypt and now lives in exile pursuing justice for all Egyptians.

Nada El-Kouny is a PhD candidate at Rutgers University in Anthropology. Her work focuses on infrastructure, violence, and state (un)making in rural Egypt. Nada previously worked as a journalist for Ahram Online in Cairo from 2011-2013. Nada is also involved in a number of documentary film projects.

Ola Galal is a PhD student at the Graduate Center, CUNY in cultural anthropology. Her research focuses on youth, marginalization, and political participation in Egypt and Tunisia. Previously, she worked as a journalist covering current events and economic news in North Africa and the Middle East for Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and Agence France-Presse.

Omnia Khalil is a PhD student at CUNY Graduate Center, cultural anthropology program. Omnia is an urban researcher and co-founder of 10 Tooba| Applied Research on the Built Environment. Her research focuses on social urban justice, informality, and violence in times of revolutions, in the self-built housing areas and urban poor, and the gentrification processes.

 

This event is free and open tot he public. It is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Graduate Center, CUNY.

Sexual Violence against Women in Egypt: Prevalence in the Public Sphere, Interventions and Support Provided

Sexual Violence against Women in Egypt: Prevalence in the Public Sphere, Interventions and Support Provided

03/14/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112

Monday, March 14th, 2016

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Sociology Lounge, Room 6112

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Violence against Women in Egypt is a crime that is committed and has been committed for many decades. However, mobilization on combating these crimes has increased in the past 5 years, where discourse on this issue has transformed from being a taboo to an issue of public opinion. Feminist groups and organizations have been providing several intervention mechanisms for these crimes, including the provision of support services for survivors of these crimes, such as the provision of legal, psychological and medical support, in addition to pressuring the state to make interventions to eradicate these crimes and hold perpetrators accountable. Despite the issuance of a national strategy to combat violence against women in May 2015, these crimes still run rampant and state interventions lack an institutional holistic approach in tackling them. The concerned panel, conducted by Nazra for Feminist Studies, will shed light on the intervention mechanisms employed to combat these crimes, challenges faced and vision in ensuring that a holistic approach is enacted.

 

Speakers:

Mozn Hassan is the founder and Executive Director of Nazra for Feminist Studies (www.nazra.org) since December 2007. Nazra is a youth initiative to integrate gender and feminism in the Egyptian society Her research interests range from combating violence against women, to history of feminism in Egypt, to early child marriage. She has an MA from the American University in Cairo with a thesis on “Legal Interpretations to the Right to Divorce and Polygamy and the Egyptian Feminist Movement”. Ms. Hassan serves as Egypt advisor with the Global Fund for Women and as UNDP project formulation consultant with the project “Combating Female Genital Mutilation”. She is also a consultant with African Women’s Development and Communication Network- FEMNET in a study of Promoting African Women’s Economic Empowerment through Gender Responsive Trade Agreement. She is also a member of the Regional Experts’ Committee of the Regional Coalition for Women Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Her forthcoming published articles include Islamic interpretations for women’s issues and the availability to create Islamic feminism movement, Muslim brotherhood case study” Democracy Review and a research on Early Child Marriage with Women Living Under Muslim Laws- Africa and Middle East Office. Ms. Hassan received the inaugural Charlotte Bunch Human Rights Defender Award on April 17th, 2013 at the Global Fund for Women’s 25th Anniversary Gala.

Amal Elmohandes  works as the Director of the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Program at Nazra for Feminist Studies, a program which provides legal, psychological and medical support to WHRDs in Egypt, in addition to focusing on knowledge production related to WHRDs. Amal has engaged in the issue of sexual violence in the Egyptian public sphere, due to it being one of the main issues that Nazra works on. She is also a member of the Emergency and Urgent Responses Committee of the Regional Coalition for Women Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Amal obtained a Bachelor Degree in Arts from the American University in Cairo, where she majored in English and Comparative Literature, and a M.Phil. in Gender and Women’s Studies from Trinity College Dublin. Before joining Nazra, she worked at the Bi-National Fulbright Commission in Egypt under the Community College Initiative.

 

This event is free and open tot he public. It is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Graduate Center, CUNY.

Book event: Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the North American Progressive Era by Jacob Remes

Book event: Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the North American Progressive Era by Jacob Remes

03/08/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 9204

Tuesday March 8th
6:00-8:00 PM
Rooms 9204/9205
Please join us for Jacob Remes’ discussion of his new book Disaster Citizenship
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A century ago, governments buoyed by Progressive Era–beliefs began to assume greater responsibility for protecting and rescuing citizens. Yet the aftermath of two disasters in the United States–Canada borderlands–the Salem Fire of 1914 and the Halifax Explosion of 1917–saw working class survivors instead turn to friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members for succor and aid. Both official and unofficial responses, meanwhile, showed how the United States and Canada were linked by experts, workers, and money. In Disaster Citizenship, Jacob A. C. Remes draws on histories of the Salem and Halifax events to explore the institutions–both formal and informal–that ordinary people relied upon in times of crisis. He explores patterns and traditions of self-help, informal order, and solidarity and details how people adapted these traditions when necessary. Yet, as he shows, these methods–though often quick and effective–remained illegible to reformers. Indeed, soldiers, social workers, and reformers wielding extraordinary emergency powers challenged these grassroots practices to impose progressive “solutions” on what they wrongly imagined to be a fractured social landscape.

 

Respondent: Erik Wallenberg, PhD Student in the History Department, Graduate Center, City University of New York.
 

Jacob Remes is assistant professor of public affairs, history, and labor studies at SUNY Empire State College.  He teaches and studies the working-class and labor history of North America, with a focus on urban disasters, working-class organizations, and migration.
This event is free and open tot he public. It is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Graduate Center, CUNY.
Film Screening: All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story

Film Screening: All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story

03/04/2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre

All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story

Directed by Marisa Holmes

Friday, March 04th, 2016

Segal Theatre

6:00 – 9:00 pm  

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In 2011, there were occupations of squares happening all across the globe. It was a moment of upheaval when anything seemed possible. In this context, on September 17th, 2011, a two-month encampment of Zuccotti Park, renamed Liberty Plaza, began in the financial district of NYC. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was an autonomous zone of activity with general assemblies engaging in directly democratic processes and working groups self-organizing to meet basic needs. It was a liberated space.

The non-fiction feature film, All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story, Directed by Marisa Holmes, tells the story of OWS from the perspective of those who lived it. Filmed by and in conversation with participants, the film offers a glimpse inside the daily life of occupation as well as reflections on the experience.

Filmmaker Present for Q&A

The Post Apartheid Moment: An Evening of Solidarity with the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign

The Post Apartheid Moment: An Evening of Solidarity with the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign

02/19/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room C202/203, CUNY Graduate Center

The Post Apartheid Moment: An Evening of Solidarity with the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign

Friday, February 19th, 2016

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Rooms C201/C202/C203

 

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CUNY’s Center for Place, Culture, and Politics presents an evening of solidarity with the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign, featuring Ashraf Cassiem, the WCAEC’s Chairperson
For more than a decade the Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign has been one of the most prominent organizations of South Africa’s militant poor, fighting against evictions and police brutality, as well as for free basic services and quality health care in the country’s working class townships and informal settlements. As a grassroots coordinating body for over 15 community organizations in the Western Cape Province, the WCAEC has been at the forefront of challenging the neoliberal economic policies that have been imposed since the fall of apartheid. For more: http://antieviction.org.za/[antieviction.org.za]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__antieviction.org.za_&d=CwMFaQ&c=8v77JlHZOYsReeOxyYXDU39VUUzHxyfBUh7fw_ZfBDA&r=P3Dse-m_fAQ6WWxI9SpLjYoyl1scbknWZTMGYy1F5gE&m=Xm5wOYtMRvlQCP-MrIJ0WDAKYfW3Svpjxl-Vk9rl91Y&s=JHTELF60QAtwuAFYU9VNNsxCtFAY18PR5kPcQERAgnU&e=>
In 2009, the WCAEC’s activism inspired the founding of Anti-Eviction Campaign affiliates in Chicago and in Los Angeles following Ashraf’s speaking tour of the U.S. These local organizations have gained national attention for defending families facing eviction and taking over vacant, bank-owned homes as housing for homeless families. For more: http://chicagoantieviction.org/[chicagoantieviction.org]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__chicagoantieviction.org_&d=CwMFaQ&c=8v77JlHZOYsReeOxyYXDU39VUUzHxyfBUh7fw_ZfBDA&r=P3Dse-m_fAQ6WWxI9SpLjYoyl1scbknWZTMGYy1F5gE&m=Xm5wOYtMRvlQCP-MrIJ0WDAKYfW3Svpjxl-Vk9rl91Y&s=Fw2v37ZpC6OrxGgPQ_HW5IMerH5q1R5v_QvV-CH3hzY&e=>
Clips from the documentary “When the Mountain Meets its Shadow” will also be shown. Produced by the German Dok-Werk film cooperative, this documentary focuses on three personal stories, including Ashraf’s. Each individual, in their own way, fight for survival in the informal settlements around Cape Town. The film offers a sensitive portrait of a society in transition from racial apartheid to neoliberal capitalism. For more: http://www.when-the-mountain-meets-its-shadow.com/[when-the-mountain-meets-its-shadow.com]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.when-2Dthe-2Dmountain-2Dmeets-2Dits-2Dshadow.com_&d=CwMFaQ&c=8v77JlHZOYsReeOxyYXDU39VUUzHxyfBUh7fw_ZfBDA&r=P3Dse-m_fAQ6WWxI9SpLjYoyl1scbknWZTMGYy1F5gE&m=Xm5wOYtMRvlQCP-MrIJ0WDAKYfW3Svpjxl-Vk9rl91Y&s=TqwRKlA-OhAQG90Qfaql9_uhQK_t4nKK6x2-EK4Cu-U&e=>

 

 

This event is free and open tot he public. It is sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Graduate Center, CUNY.

Film Screening: TIMBUKTU

Film Screening: TIMBUKTU

02/17/2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre

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The film will be followed by a discussion of politics and art led by Peter Hitchcock and Mustafa Bayoumi

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

6-9PM

Martin E. Segal Theater

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Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s film Timbuktu (2014) has been revered for its attempt to dramatize what happens to a community under occupation by jihadis. Beautifully shot, the film not only records the excesses of the occupiers (lashings, stonings, and a litany of the forbidden) but also compassion and pathos, as if the stark divisions presented are not sustainable, even by those meant to enforce them. Surprisingly, there are even moments of humor, as when some boys play football (soccer) with an imaginary ball because actual football is banned. At the heart of Sissako’s film is a tragedy which is also part of its resistance, but in the main it is music and film itself that is celebrated and these offer their own provocations.

Peter Hitchcock is Professor of English at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also on the faculties of Women’s Studies and Film Studies at the GC. He is the author of five books, including The Long Space, for Stanford University Press. His most recent publications include, “Accumulating Fictions” for Representations,“Immolation” for the Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights, “How to Read a Discipline” for Comparative Literature, “Culture and Anarchy in Thatcher’s London” for an anthology on Hanif Kureishi, “( ) of Ghosts” in The Spectralities Reader, “The Space of Time: Chronotopes and Crisis” for Primerjalna Knjizevnost, “Defining the World” inLiterary Materialisms and “Everything’s Gone Green: The Environment of BP’s Narrative” for Imaginations. Forthcoming articles include an essay, “Viscosity and Velocity,” for an anthology on oil (Cornell), and an essay on communism titled “The Leninist Hypothesis” for Poetics Today. Forthcoming book projects include a monograph on the cultural representation of labor, a monograph on worlds of postcoloniality, and an edited collection on the New Public Intellectual. He is currently working on two research projects: one about seriality in politics and culture; the other on the aesthetics of commodities and financial instruments.

Moustafa Bayoumi is the author of the critically acclaimed How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin), which won an American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award for Non-Fiction. The book has also been translated into Arabic by Arab Scientific Publishers. His next book, This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror, was recently published by NYU Press. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The Guardian, The National, CNN.com, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Progressive, and other places. His essay “Disco Inferno” was included in the collection Best Music Writing of 2006 (Da Capo). Bayoumi is also the co-editor of The Edward Said Reader (Vintage) and editor of Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: the Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict (O/R Books & Haymarket Books). With Lizzy Ratner, he also co-edited a special issue of The Nation magazine on Islamophobia (July 2-9, 2012). He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Sun-Times, and on CNN, FOX News, Book TV, National Public Radio, and many other media outlets from around the world. Panel discussions on How Does It Feel To be Problem? have been convened at The Museum of the City of New York, PEN American Center, Drexel Law School, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and the book has been chosen as the common reading for incoming freshmen at universities across the country. Bayoumi is a professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. In 2015, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Southern Vermont College. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Beyond “Fortress Europe”: The French Atlantic and Indian Ocean as the First Line of Border Control

Beyond “Fortress Europe”: The French Atlantic and Indian Ocean as the First Line of Border Control

02/10/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 9206/9207

Beyond “Fortress Europe”: The French Atlantic and Indian Ocean as the First Line of Border Control

A talk by Catherine Benoit 

Wednesday February 10, 2016

Room 9207, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
GRADUATE CENTER, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK. 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street

When the enslaved Africans took the words of the French Revolution and declared themselves citizens, the French colonies of Haiti, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana were in the vanguard of the struggle for the republican ideal of political and legal equality between human beings. By contrast, today the very same territories, as well as the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean, are in the vanguard of a French “regime of deportation” involving both foreign nationals and the indigenous populations living in these territories. Since the 1990s, a set of laws, sometimes described as “laws of exception,” place many of these residents in a state of “illegality.” In this talk I will explore how these territories constitute the first wall of “Fortress Europe,” not only because of their location on the periphery of Europe but also because of their historical role in the development of coercive policies towards foreign nationals today in Europe. I will examine the historical construct of “illegality” from both a political and a legal standpoint, describe the military and police controls in order to analyze the “deportation regime” implemented by the French government in its former colonial empire.

Catherine Benoît is Professor of Anthropology at Connecticut College. Her research interests focus on the body and the experience of space in the African diaspora of the Caribbean. She has published widely on this topic including Corps, Jardins, Mémoires. Anthropologie du corps et de l’espace à la Guadeloupe (2000). Her last book  Dans le cœur des ténèbres de la Friendly island : migrations, sida et culture à Saint-Martin (2015) explores the transnational therapeutic itineraries of the immigrants living with AIDS who look for care in St. Martin, Haiti, Guadeloupe and Europe. She is currently completing a book manuscript on border reinforcement in the French overseas territories of the Caribbean and Indian Ocean.

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