The Transglobal studies group links researchers, artists, writers across geographic boundaries, and disciplinary boundaries around epistemological and political transformations and stakes of the contemporary condition. This condition shows that forms of reliance and social, political, economic, etc. of organization no longer simply follow the logic of national and international frameworks, but also local / global, transnational and translocal scales that remain to be explored.

The project welcomes the production of critical thinkings of the contemporary history of globalization in its political, social, economic etc. dimensions; and exploratory approaches to new forms of political praxis and agency, emerging postnational theories, conflicts and movements of recent decades, genealogies of violence and the languages ​​of memory, and the politics of knowledge and translation.
It confronts an expanded body of human and social sciences towards political studies and Art & Media in a context of an international exchange.
Its contexts and fields of research are those of the researchers involved in the project and at their crossings, in different regions of the world, according to the vocation of Université-Monde of the University Paris 8 Saint-Denis.

It is based on research methodologies of inter and transdisciplinarity in the fields of humanities and social sciences, education sciences, and Art & Media. The inventiveness of research practices, in their potential and acquired connectivities, is mobilized in the direction of an opening of research processes, in and outside the university.
It aims to develop relationships with research and training organizations in order to support exchanges; integrate research into training programs or training through research; and to promote mobility actions.

It was created in december 2017 after a year of prefiguration to support the development, and openess to cross-cutting issues, in the new thinkings of the political, the social and the critique of knowledge.
It is both a research project informed by the contributions of the researchers who are involved and of those invited to intervene, and a project under permanent construction with an opening to the development of critical thinkings in the alley of a globalized world that requires the re-development methodologies and stakes of research.

Research Focus:

- Political praxis and agency / Stateless people and postnational theories / Critic of the modern political subject and Nation-State / Identities critic
- Genealogies of violence and languages of memory / Critic of history epistemology / Contemporary forms of violence
- Inter- and transdisciplinary methodologies / Art & Media / Socio-analysis and Institutional analysis / Politics of knowledge and translation


Activity Logs 2016-2019

Steering Committee:

Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8) –
Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8 / Thesis 11) –
Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8 / Surhawardi Center) –
Gulistan Sido (Rojava University) –
Naji El Khatib (MEDFIL Humanities Institute) –
Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun (Paris 7 / MEDFIL Humanities Institute) –
Marina Nebbiolo di Castri (MEDFIL Humanities Institute) –
Valentin Schaepelynck (EXPERICE-Paris 8) –
Engin Sustam (Université de Genève) –
Francisco Naishtat (LLCP-Paris 8) –

Advisory Board:

Paola Bacchetta (Berkeley University) –
Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi (AMED-San-Francisco State University) –
Morad Farhadpour (Porsesh Institute / Thesis 11) –
Michael Löwy (EHESS / CNRS) –
Silvana Rabinovich (IIFL/FFyL-UNAM / LLCP-Paris 8) –
Somayeh Rostampour (GTM-Paris 8) –
Hassan Koç (Mesopotamia Academy of Social Sciences) –
Suhaib Amin Nadir (University of Soulaymaniyah / Surhawardi Center) –
Eitan Bronstein Aparicio (De-Colonizer Laboratory) –
Éléonore Merza (De-Colonizer Laboratory / CNRS) –

Partners 2016-2019 (Project UP8 OPE-2017-0493):

Laboratory of studies and research on the Contemporary Logics of Philosophy LLCP-Paris 8
Interuniversity Center Experience Cultural Resources Education EXPERICE-Paris 8
MedFil Humanities Institute
Suhrawardi Center
University of Rojava
Center of Kurdish Studies of the University of Exeter
Nawext – The Paper Review
Tema Youth Group for knowledge and self-education
Institute of Philological Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Workshops-Laboratories of Trace Pedagogies, Remembrance, Translations, Nomadic Territorialities
Inter-zones Art & Politics and Radio Cooperative P-node
Solidarity Fund of Student Initiatives and Radio Paris 8
Khiasma Space and R22 Radio Tout Monde
La Générale Nord-Est
Seminar Consequences ENS-Paris
Biennale Urbana and Pas-e
Riwaq, Arab Youth Association, and Zochrot
UFR Arts and Philosophy Department of Paris 8 University