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Silyane Larcher: “L’heure de nous-mêmes a sonné!": A transdisciplinary journey across race, gender and politics in the French Atlantic context

When: Thursday, December 1, 2022
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, Trienens Forum (1-515), 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Eliot Colin  

Group: Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Category: Lectures & Meetings


In this talk, a Martinican political philosopher and historical sociologist challenges the dominant narratives of French republicanism and of women’s history in France. This lecture aims to show the heuristic force of a “black feminist epistemology” in praxis, bringing together the Caribbean, Africa, France, and the United States.

Silyane Larcher is a tenured research scholar in political sciences at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). With Felix Germain, she co-edited Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality (1848-2016), published at the University Press of Nebraska in 2018. Her main field of research focuses on the tensions between race and citizenship and universalism in France. She is particularly interested in political conflictuality inherited from the colonial past and the democratic present. Her next book (to be published by Le Seuil in 2023), based on a long-term qualitative survey, deals with the social and historical conditions of afrofeminism in France.

Organized by Gender & Sexuality Studies and Political Science. 

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