The Transglobal Consortium for Political Studies connects researchers, artists, writers across geographic boundaries, and disciplinary boundaries within a research project in 2017-2020 around epistemological and political transformations and issues the local / global condition in context. This condition shows that forms of reliance and social, political, economic, and other forms 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.
It confronts an expanded body of human and social sciences towards political studies and Art & Media in a context of an international exchange.
The project welcomes the production of critical thoughts of the contemporary history of globalization in its political, social, economic and located 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.
Its contexts and fields of research are those of the researchers involved in the project and at their crossroads, 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.
Resulting from a series of meetings and a philosophy seminar in 2015-2017 at the Université Paris 8 Saint-Denis, it was created in December 2017 to support its continuity, as well as an openness to cross-cutting issues, new thoughts of the political, the social and the critique of knowledge.
This is both a research project informed by several years of meetings and exchange, and a project under construction with an opening to the development of critical thoughts to the alley of a globalized contemporary world that requires the re-development of methodologies and research issues.
Research Team: Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8 / Thesis 11), Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8 / Sorhawardi Center for the Study of Myths and Religions), Naji El Khatib (MEDFIL Humanities Institute), Marina Nebbiolo di Castri (MEDFIL Humanities Institute), Valentin Schaepelynck (EXPERICE-Paris 8), Engin Sustam (EXPERICE-Paris 8), Somayeh Rostampour (GTM-Paris 8), Assia Zaino (Paris 8 University), Yasmina Kebbab (University Paris 8), Camille Fauroux (CRH-EHESS / Lille 3), Fatma Çıngı Kocadost (EHESS / University of Lausanne), Azadeh Rahmani (Paris 8 University), Navid Gorgin (Paris 8 University), Leila Elyaakabi (FUIQP), Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8 / Inter-Zones), Hassan Koç (Mesopotamian Academy of Social Sciences), Suhaib Nadir Amin (Center Sorhawardi’s Study of Myths and Religions / University of Souleymanieh).
International Scientific Correspondents: Paola Bacchetta (Berkeley University), Rabab Ibrahim Abdulahdi (San Francisco State University), Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun (Paris 7 / MEDFIL Humanities Institute), Silvana Rabinovitch (Université Nationale Autonome du Mexique), Morad Farhadpour (Porsech Institute / Thesis 11), Eleonore Mezra (Laboratory De-Colonizer / CNRS), Eitan Bronstein Aparicio (De-Colonizer Laboratory).
Coordination Committee: Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8 / Inter-Zones), Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8 / Thesis 11), Naji El Khatib (MEDFIL Humanities Institute), Valentin Schaepelynck (EXPERICE-Paris 8).
Laboratory of the Contemporary Logics of Philosophy LLCP-Paris 8
Interuniversity Research Centre Experience Cultural Ressources Education EXPERICE-Paris 8
MEDFIL Humanities Institutes
Sohrawardi Center for the study of Myth and Religions
INTER-ZONES Art & Politics