The Transglobal Studies Collective connects researchers, artists, writers across geographic boundaries, and disciplinary boundaries within a research project in 2017-2020 around epistemological and political transformations and issues of 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 other 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, 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 Paris 8 Saint-Denis University.
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.
Steering Committee: Béatrice Rettig (LLCP-Paris 8 / Inter-zones), Naji El Khatib (MEDFIL Humanities Institute), Valentin Schaepelynck (EXPERICE-Paris 8), Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun (Paris 7 / MEDFIL Humanities Institute), Marina Nebbiolo di Castri (MEDFIL Humanities Institute), Amir Kianpour (LLCP-Paris 8 / Thesis 11), Mansur Tayfuri (LLCP-Paris 8 / Sorhawardi Center for the Study of Myths and Religions), Engin Sustam (EXPERICE-Paris 8).
Scientific Council: Paola Bacchetta (Berkeley University), Rabab Ibrahim Abdulahdi (San-Francisco State University), Silvana Rabinovitch (IIFL-UNAM / LLCP-Paris 8), Morad Farhadpour (Porsesh Institute / Thesis 11), Somayeh Rostampour (GTM-Paris 8), Hassan Koç (Mesopotamia Academy of Social Sciences), Suhaib Nadir Amin (Sorhawardi Center for the Study of Myths and Religions / Sulaymaniah University), Eleonore Mezra (De-Colonizer Laboratory / CNRS), Eitan Bronstein Aparicio (De-Colonizer Laboratory).
MEDFIL Humanities Institute
Laboratory of Contemporary Logic of Philosophy LLCP-Paris 8
Interuniversity Research Center Experience Cultural Resources Education EXPERICE-Paris 8
Sohrawardi Center for the Study of Myths and Religions