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-elaboration of methodologies and stakes of research.
- 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's epistemology / Contemporary forms of violence
- Inter- and transdisciplinary methodologies / Art & Media / Socio-analysis and Institutional analysis / Politics of knowledge and translation
Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8) – bea.rettig gmail.com
Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8 / Thesis 11) – amir.kianpour gmail.com
Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8 / Surhawardi Center) – m.teifuri gmail.com
Gulistan Sido (Rojava University) – sido.gulistan gmail.com
Naji El Khatib (MEDFIL Humanities Institute) – naji.elkhatib gmail.com
Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun (Paris 7 / MEDFIL Humanities Institute) – soherzbrun yahoo.fr
Marina Nebbiolo di Castri (MEDFIL Humanities Institute) – blue no-log.org
Valentin Schaepelynck (EXPERICE-Paris 8) – valentin.skaplink gmail.com
Francisco Naishtat (LLCP-Paris 8) – fnaishtat gmail.com
Scientific Advisory Board:
Paola Bacchetta (Berkeley University) – pbacchetta berkeley.edu
Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi (AMED-San-Francisco State University) – ria55 sfsu.edu
Morad Farhadpour (Porsesh Institute / Thesis 11) – mfknot gmail.com
Michael Löwy (EHESS / CNRS) – michael.lowy1 gmail.com
Silvana Rabinovich (IIFL/FFyL-UNAM / LLCP-Paris 8) – silvanar unam.mx
Somayeh Rostampour (GTM-Paris 8) – rostampour.soma gmail.com
Samah Saleh (An-Najah University) – samah.saleh najah.edu
Hassan Koç (Mesopotamia Academy of Social Sciences) – akademiyamezopotamya gmail.com
Suhaib Amin Nadir (University of Soulaymaniyah) – suhaib.nadir univsul.edu.iq
Partners 2016-2020 (Project UP8 OPE-2017-0493):
Institutional partners and research organizations
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
University of Rojava
Center of Kurdish Studies of the University of Exeter
Institute of Philological Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Workshops-Laboratories of Trace Pedagogies, Remembrance, Translations, Nomadic Territorialities
Center for architectural conservation Riwaq
UFR Arts and Philosophy Department of Paris 8 University
Cultural and associative partners
Nawext – The Paper Review
Tema Youth Group for knowledge and self-education
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
Biennale Urbana and Sound creation studio Pas-e
Arab Youth Association
Zochrot Non Gouvernemental Organization
DOC! Artistic Association