UPCOMING EVENTS I AM ORGANIZING

BRULAU, école d’été internationale francophone en études genre, ULB-UNIL, Université de Lausanne, 11-14 June 2018

IMISCOE panel on The New Politics of Migrant Deservingness, with Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas, Nathalie Welfens, Asya Pisarevskaya, Sarah Spencer, Paola Bonizzoni. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2-4 July 2018.

ASA ‘author meets critics’ panel on Rogers Brubaker’s Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities, with Ann J. Morning, Chinyere Osuji, Ann Travers, Angela Jones, Rogers Brubaker. Philadelphia, 11-14 August 2018.

UPCOMING AND RECENT TALKS

      • “Pour un constructivisme réflexif: genre, race, filiation”: URMIS Nice 22 juin 2018; Festival d’Avignon 10-11 juillet 2018.
      • (with Laura Cleton) “Policy beyond the law: persuasive bureaucracies and the enforcement of ‘voluntary return’”: ECPR Paris June 2018; IMISCOE Barcelona 2-4 July 2018.
      • “Carnal Framings: Race, Class and Citizenship in a Multi-Racial Worker Center”: ASA Annual Meeting Philadelphia 11-14 August 2018, panel on Race, Labor and the 50th Anniversary of the Memphis Strike ; Université Paris 8, Département d’histoire, séminaire d’histoire des populations noires, 8 mars 2018.
      • (with Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas) “The Myth of Humanitarianism: Migrant Deservingness, Promising Victimhood and Neoliberal Reason”: Barcelona IMISCOE conference 3-4 July 2018; Venice International University, Venice, Italy,10 October 2016; Humboldt University Berlin 8 Sept 2016.
      • “Avons-nous toujours eu un genre ? Emergence de la sexualité et histoire du genre”: Université de Genève 13 mars 2017; Université de Lausanne 17 mai 2017; Université Libre de Bruxelles juin 2018.
      • Avons-nous vraiment besoin d’un vrai « genre » ? Si la notion de sexe a fait depuis longtemps l’objet d’analyses critiques sur ses variations historiques et sa construction biomédicale, la notion de genre a surtout été appréhendée de manière trans-historique comme « catégorie utile d’analyse » et non comme objet à analyser. Le contraste ne pourrait pas être plus grand avec l’histoire de la « sexualité », dont l’un des axiomes fondateurs est qu’on n’en a pas toujours eu une. Alors que sexe, genre et sexualité sont trois formations étroitement liées, peut-on donc continuer à considérer qu’on a toujours eu un « genre » ? Cet exposé, au carrefour de l’épistémologie critique et de l’histoire sociale, propose une réflexion sur les questions qui émergent lorsqu’on entreprend d’appréhender le sexe, le genre et la sexualité comme catégories de la pratique et expériences historiques. L’idée du genre comme construction sociale est elle-même une construction sociale : elle est au minimum réelle dans ses conséquences. Une perspective féministe matérialiste ne peut donc se contenter, armée de sa puissante définition systémique du genre, de révoquer les autres comme dépassées. La réalité n’a jamais tort, et l’exposé considère ces autres concepts (par exemple « les genres » au pluriel) non comme des erreurs mais comme des faits historiques. Il s’attelle à expliquer comment leur nécessité sociale résiste à leur éventuelle faiblesse analytique.
      • “L’intersectionnalité contre l’intersection”: EHESS Paris 3 mai 2018; Ecole normale Supérieure, Paris, 23 mars 2018; Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale (sciences politiques et études genre), Grandson, 12 mai 2017.

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      • (with B Cousin): “Social Capital as Distinction: The Symbolic Space of Upper-Class Clubs in Milan”: American Sociological Association meeting, Montréal, August 2017.
      • “Globalizing Forms of Elite Sociability: Varieties of Cosmopolitanism in Paris social clubs”, ANSO colloquium, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, 22 November, 2016.
      • (with B. Cousin) “Class Takes Place: From Insular Destitution to the Lure of Offshore in St. Bartélemy”American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Minneapolis, 19 November 2016.
      • “The Myth of Humanitarianism: Migrant Deservingness and Neoliberal Reason”, Venice International University, Venice, Italy,10 October 2016

      • “The Myth of Humanitarianism: Migrant Deservingness, Redeemable Victimhood and Neoliberal Reason”. Introductory lecture to the international conference Transnational politics: state practices and everyday life experiences, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany, 8 september 2016.

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      • (with B. Cousin), “Globalizing Forms of Elite Sociability: Varieties of Cosmopolitanism in Paris social clubs”Reputation Symposium, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK, 1 September 2016

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      • (with ASPLAN), “Labor protest and state categories: How France’s undocumented migrants renewed the fight for legal status”, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, 10 August, 2016.
      • (with B. Cousin) “Towards a superbourgeoisie?” Keynote address, International Conference on the Sociology of Elites in Contemporary India, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 4 January 2016.

— Discussant of panel on “The Gendered Elite” – with Parul Bhandari, Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Ujithra Ponniah

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      • (with B. Cousin) “Sociabilité mondaine et utilité professionnelle: représentations et mobilisation du capital social dans les grands cercles parisiens” MAXPO Center, Sciences-Po Paris, 15 June 2015.

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      • (with L. Tourette) “Entre luttes pour le statut et travail précaire: Retour sur une enquête collective sur les ouvriers sans-papiers en région parisienne”, Séminaire MIGTRAV, LEST, Aix-en-Provence, 9 June 2015. Discussant : Paul Bouffartigue.
      • Panel discussant, ‘The Migrant Legalization Process and Its Discontents’ with Sarah Morando Lakhani, Jamie Longazel, Jaeeun Kim & Katherine Abbott, Law and Society Association Meeting, Seattle, 29 May 2015.

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      • (with B. Cousin) “The utility of the leisure man: how French social clubs serve their members” Eastern Sociological Society, panel on Transnational Cultures of the Elite, organized by Shamus Khan, New York City, 26 February 2015.

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      • “Les agences de la précarité: journaliers à Chicago” University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Lausanne, 13 November 2014.
      • “Too Precarious for Legality? Undocumented migrants, temporary staffing agencies, and labor rights organizing in France and the United States” Roundtable on Mobilizing for Immigrant Rights in the 21st century, with Ruth Milkman (CUNY) and Valery Alzaga (Change to Win), Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Amsterdam, 9 October 2014.
      • “Avons-nous toujours eu un ‘genre’ ? Histoire de la sexualité et genèse du genre.” Invited presentation & discussant at ‘Politique et sexualité’ workshop, University of Amiens, France, 1 October 2014.

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      • “Les théories de l’intersectionnalité à l’épreuve des sciences sociales.” Haute Ecole de Travail Social / University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Geneva, May 20th, 2014.
      • Etre un bon sans-papiers: régularisation et construction du mérite des migrants irréguliers en Europe et aux Etats-UnisCentre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany, May 16th, 2014.
      • Becoming Less Illegal: Deservingness Frames and Undocumented Migrant Incorporation.” PROVIR, University of Bergen, Norway, May 13th, 2014.
      • Sans-papiers into workers: how historic strikes changed the public face of undocumented migrants in FranceIMER, University of Bergen, Norway, May 12th, 2014.
      • Becoming less illegal: deservingness frames and undocumented migrant incorporationCOMPAS, University of Oxford, May 1st, 2014.
      • (with Olga Sezneva) “Le capitalisme est-il devenu virtuel ? La substance du contenant et l’obsolescence de la marchandiseSéminaire Pensées critiques contemporaines, EHESS/Paris 13, 9 avril 2014.
      • (with Bruno Cousin) “Entre-soi élitaire et rapports de classes à Saint-Barthélemy” University of Lille 3 and University of the French West Indies and Guiana, seminar on Dynamiques sociales et politiques en Outre-mer (EHESS, Paris and Schœlcher-Martinique), 8 April 2014
      • (with Bruno Cousin) “Globalization, Elite Sociability, and the Future of Social ClassGlobal Studies Program, University of California-Riverside, January 28th, 2014
      • (with Olga Sezneva) “Has Capitalism Gone Virtual? Content Containment and the Obsolescence of the CommodityGlobal Studies Program, University of California-Riverside, January 28th, 2014
      • Working for Legality: Employment and Migrant Legalization in EuropeInstitute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, April 16th, 2013.
      • (with Bruno Cousin) “Immigrants, Islanders and Millionaires: Dynamics of Upper-Class Segregation in St BartsCenter for European Studies, Harvard University, March 26th, 2013.
      • (with Arnaud Lerch) “La sociologie de l’homosexualité” Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, March 11th, 2013.
      • “We work here, we stay here! Sans-papier workers striking for legalization in France” “Deportation, Detention, Drowning in La Mer Mortelle: Critical Perspectives on the Irregularization of Migration”, Amsterdam Center for Globalization Studies, February 23rd, 2013.
      • Five Propositions for a Theory of Precarious EmploymentUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Rights, October 18th, 2012.
      • Urban space, hiring rituals, and the segmentation of precarity: multiple employers and worker loyalty in Chicago day laborThe University of York, UK, May 31st, 2012, Research Seminar ‘Taking Bourdieu to Town’.
      • (with Olga Sezneva) “Value, the Intellect, and Commodity Obsolescence” Critical Historical Studies Conference, University of Chicago, December 3rd, 2011.
      • “La violence dans le travail journalier aux Etats-Unis” French Sociological Association’s Bi-Annual Congress, Paris, April 17th, 2009, session on the sociology of violence.

 


OTHER CONFERENCE PAPERS

      • (with Bruno Cousin) Class Takes Place: Group-Making and Transatlantic Elite Sociability in St. Barts. 22nd International Conference of Europeanists, Sciences Po, Paris, 9 July 2015.
      • Making Migrant Legality: French Labor Unions Reshaping the Rights of ‘Sans-Papier’ Workers. Law and Society Association Meeting, Seattle, 29 May 2015.
      • Carnal Framings: Race, Class and Crisis in a Multi-Ethnic Labor Group. World Congress of Sociology, ISA, Yokohama, Japan, July 17th, 2014.
      • (with Bruno Cousin) Globalizing Forms of Elite Sociability: How Social and Service Clubs Foster Varied Forms of International Experience. World  Congress of Sociology, ISA, Yokohama, Japan, July 16th, 2014.
      • (with Arnaud Lerch) Prostitution, PMA, GPA: de quoi la ‘marchandisation’ est-elle le nom? Généalogie d’un repoussoir idéologique. Causes Sexuelles: Sexualités et Mobilisations Collectives. University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 6 June 2014.
      • The worker center and its specters: community organizing and the fight for precarious workers in 21st century Chicago. The Right to the City in an Age of Austerity, Université Paris Sorbonne, Paris, 30 May 2014.
      • Becoming Less Illegal: Deservingness Frames and the Incorporation of Undocumented Migrants. Workshop on “Transnational Processes in the Modern State”, University of Trier, Germany, 25 April 2014.
      • (with Blanca Garcés-Mascareña) Becoming Less Illegal: Deservingness Frames and the Incorporation of Undocumented Migrants. European Social Science History Conference, University of Vienna, April 23rd, 2014
      • (with Bruno Cousin) America as distinction: Varieties of cosmopolitanism in Paris social clubs. 21st Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Washington D.C, March 14th, 2014.
      • (with Lucie Tourette) We work here, we stay here! Sans-papiers striking for legalization in France (2008-2010) Work, Employment and Society Conference, Warwick, UK, September 4th, 2013
      • (with Anne Bory and Nicolas Jounin) Too Precarious for Legality? Undocumented migrants and temporary staffing agencies in France and the United States, 20th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, University of Amsterdam, June 26th, 2013.
      • (with Blanca Garcés-Mascareña) Civic Performance in the Moral Economy of Migrant Illegality. 20th International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, University of Amsterdam, June 26th, 2013.
      • (with Bruno Cousin) Globalizing Forms of Elite Sociability: Varieties of Cosmopolitanism in Social and Service Clubs. Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting, Boston, United States, March 23rd, 2013.
      • (with Bruno Cousin) The Truly Advantaged: Global Upper-class Segregation in St. Barts (FWI). American Sociological Association Meeting, Denver, United States, August 18th, 2012.
      • Employment Grey Zones and the Political Economy of the Undocumented Closet. Kick-Off Conference for the Grey Zone – ZOGRIS project, University of Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France, December 8th, 2011.
      • (with Emilien Julliard) Creating Rights without Changing Laws? Labor Unions and Undocumented Migrants Striking for Legalization in France. Law and Society Association Meeting, San Francisco, United States, June 4th, 2011.
      • (with Bruno Cousin) The Truly Advantaged: St. Barts and the Making of the Global Upper Class. International Sociological Association RC21 Conference, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 9th, 2011
      • Au-delà de la ‘citoyenneté informelle’ : la mise à l’épreuve civique des travailleurs sans-papiers aux États-Unis. Exile, Immigration and Labor in the United States, conference honoring Catherine Collomp, Université Paris 7, June 4th, 2010
      • The Political Ethnography of Critical Processes: Explaining Disruption in a Multiethnic Labor Group. Ethnografeast IV Conference, Leiden, The Netherlands, June 26th, 2009.
      • Union Organizing Without Union Rights ? The Limits of ‘Corporate Accountability Campaigns Among Undocumented Day Laborers in the United States. International Sociological Association’s First Forum of Sociology, Barcelona, Spain, September 6th, 2008.
      • (with Nicolas Jounin) Temp Workers’ protests from Paris to Chicago: paradoxes of informal resistance, limits of formal resistance. « Ce que la précarité nous apprend de la société. Dialogues franco-espagnols » Conference, Université Paris 10, Nanterre, France, November 21st, 2008.
      • Race, Immigration, and Crisis: Day Laborers on a Political Pilgrimage to Washington. 103rd American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, United States, August 3rd, 2008.
      • Hierarchies of Insecurity: Temporal Inequalities and Informal Careers in Chicago Day Labor Agencies.International Sociological Association RC02 Midterm Conference, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, June 27th, 2008.
      • Tester, réformer et punir: usages et fonctions du temps dans les agences de travail journalier à Chicago. Journées Internationales de Sociologie du Travail, Metropolitan University, London, UK, June 21st, 2007.