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Philosopher and historical and political sociologist, born and raised in Martinique, Silyane Larcher is a tenured research scholar in political sciences at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). She published numerous academic articles in English and French and is the author of L’autre citoyen. L’idéal républicain et les Antilles après l’esclavage (Armand Colin, 2014). 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 2022), based on a long-term qualitative survey, deals with the social and historical conditions of afrofeminism in France.

On the Cunning of National Reason: Genealogy of the Racial Question and French Universalism

21 November 2020

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