Conference of Morad Farhadpour (Thesis 11 / Institut Porsesh): Uprisings. The sociopolitical contradictions of contemporary Iran from the point of view of their history Background: Iran has faced the most brutal repression in its recent history, initially with a drop in gasoline subsidies and an increase of up to 300%, in a paralyzing global economic context and high inflation, on balance by widespread demonstrations and riots and subsequently by repression with between 300 and 1,500 people killed and more than 8,000 arrests.

Feminist and queer transnationalities, translocalities, decolonialities

"One of the most useful approaches to thinking about power globally is the notion of "scattered hegemonies", which shows the existence of many configurations of hot and cold powers, scattered around the world, at different scales and in different records – financial, military, ethnic, media, technical.
I propose to add to it the notion of coformations to think power relations, subjects, conditions and behaviors.
Indeed, in mainstream feminist theorizing, gender has often been conceptualized as a single axis, vector, or system, or in terms of binary sex classes.

The State at stake II: Critique of the Nation-State with regards to the feminist and gender critique

February 2 2018 Room G-2 Paris 8 Saint-Denis University 13:00-15:30 — Round table Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun : Masculinity as a political category of domination Éléni Varikas : For a feminist theory of politics In a now classic text, the American historian Joan Scott has defined gender, which she carefully distinguishes from "biological sex" as "a primary way of signifying power relations", which, according to her, constitutes social relations based on perceived differences.

The State at stake I: A state of the critique in the Near and Middle-East

January 24 2018 Room C103 Paris 8 Saint-Denis University 14:00-15:30 — Conference Naji El Khatib: The State in the Near and Middle East: Political and Epistemological Issues The intervention will deal with situations in the region by developing a critical reflection on the notions of Identity, Nation, Nation-State, Frontiers according to space-time, geographic locations and social, economic, political and social contexts in the Middle East in general and more specifically with regard to the Palestinian and Kurdish peoples.


After the subaltern, post-colonial and decolonial studies, the notion of decentering in the approach to the construction, organization, translation, transmission and reception of knowledge is renewed for both questionning hegemonic knowledge, but also to leave room for other logics and other knowledges, for new politics of the common.