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 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, of emerging postnational theories, conflicts and movements of recent decades, of genealogies of violence and the languages ​​of memory, and of 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, 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

Organization committee:
Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8) —
Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8 / Thesis 11) —
Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8 / Surhawardi Center) —
Gulistan Sido (University of Rojava) —
Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun (Paris 7 / MEDFIL Humanities Institute) —
Naji El Khatib (MEDFIL Humanities Institute) —
Marina Nebbiolo di Castri (MEDFIL Humanities Institute) —
Valentin Schaepelynck (EXPERICE-Paris 8) —
Francisco Naishtat (LLCP-Paris 8 / CIF-UBA) —

Advisory board:
Paola Bacchetta (University of Berkeley) —
Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi (AMED-Sate University of San-Francisco) —
Morad Farhadpour (Porsesh Institute / Thesis 11) —
Michael Löwy (EHESS / CNRS) —
Silvana Rabinovich (IIFL/FFyL-UNAM / LLCP-Paris 8) —
Somayeh Rostampour (CRESPPA-GTM Paris 8) —
Samah Saleh (An-Najah University) —
Hassan Koç (Mesopotamia Academy of Social Sciences) —
Suhaib Nadir Amin (Surhawardi Centre / University of Souleimaniye) —

Journal correspondents:
Baraneh Emadian (CSD-University of Westminster) —
Ghiwa Sayegh (University Paris 8 / Kôhl Journal) —

Open seminar for political studies 2020-2021:
Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8) —
Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8 / Thesis 11) —
Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8 / Surhawardi Center) —
Pavel Abushkin (LLCP-Paris 8) —
Isis Castañeda Capriroli (LCSP-Paris 7 / LLCP-Paris 8 / LAPSOS-University of Chili) —
Hugo Sir (CRESPPA-Labtop Paris 8 / LAPSOS-University of Chili) —
Magdalena Brand (CRESPPA-CSU Paris 8 / LCSP-Paris 7) —
Juliette Petit (CEMTI-Paris 8) —
Arnaud Elfort (Independant researcher) —
Julie Alfonsi (LCSP-Paris 7) —
Assia Zaino (University Paris 8) —
Somayeh Rostampour (CRESPPA-GTM Paris 8) —
Cosimo Lisi (AIAC-Paris 8 / University of Rome La Sapienza) —
Duccio Scotini (AIAC-Paris 8 / University of Rome La Sapienza) —
Vittorio Biancardi (CRH-EHESS / University of Milan) —

Former members:
Eitan Bronstein Aparicio (De-Colonizer Laboratory) —
Eléonore Mezra-Bronstein (CNRS / De-Colonizer Laboratory) — 
Engin Sustam (Geneva University) —

Partners (2016-2021)

Institutional partners and research organisms:
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
Philological Research Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico
Workshops-Laboratories of Trace Pedagogies, Remembrance, Translations, Nomadic Territorialities
Riwaq Architectural Conservation Center
UFR Arts Philosophy Aesthetics of Paris 8 University
Philosophy Department of Paris 8 University
Research University School (EUR) ArTeC
Study Center Epistemological Periphery CEPE-UNR

Cultural and associative partners:
Tema Youth Group for knowledge and self-education
Inter-zones Art & Politics
Radiophonic cooperative P-node
Paris 8 University Solidarity Fund for Student Initiatives and Paris 8 Radio
Khiasma Space and R22 Radio Tout Monde
Artistic, political and social cooperative La Générale
Biennale Urbana and Pas-e sound creation studio
Arab Youth Association Haïfa
Zochrot non-gouvernemental organization
DOC! Artistic association
Server for free software / Radiophonic server TGS

Blogs and journals in translation: