Seminar on postcolonial studies

Seminar on Postcolonial Studies

Scientific advisor: Frederic Ramel

Members: Ayrton Aubry, Pablo Barnier-Khawam, Léonard Colomba-Petteng

Postcolonial studies have a minor influence on teaching and research in social science in France. Few research centres are dedicated to postcolonial issues or their contemporary expressions and evolutions.

In the meantime, many junior and senior researchers work on postcolonial topics. This situation calls for the creation of a space for thinking, discussing, updating and sharing debates around these issues.

The purpose of this monthly seminar is the construction of a space uniting researchers, from master students to full professors, interested in these scientific approaches. The usual format of the seminar consists in the presentation of a research, followed by an open discussion. The ambition of this academic initiative is also to bridge Sciences Po’s research centres, considering the very nature of postcolonial questions which necessarily call for a pluridisciplinary approach.

The sessions will all take place at CERI, 56 rue Jacob, Salle du Conseil, 4th floor.



Thursday 7 February 2019, 17-19:00

Anne-Claire Collier, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers; Université Paris-Nanterre
A state of art of postcolonial studies in France

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 17:00-19:00

Claire Cosquer, Université Toulouse 2 Jean-Jaurès; OSC, Sciences Po
How to conduct a research with a postcolonial approach?


Thursday 11 April 2019, 17:00-19:00

Karen Smith, University of Leiden (session in English)
Do concepts in international relations have a universal reach?

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 17:00-19:00

Amzat Boukari-Yabara, EHESS
How to decolonize the academic teaching?

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 17:00-19:00

Thomas Brisson, Université Paris-VIII
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