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Globalization and Mobilities Seminar

University of Chicago, Center in Paris
6 Rue Thomas Mann
75013 Paris

JUNE 5, Thursday

- 9:30 am Opening Remarks : Dominique Vidal, Catherine Lejeune (URMIS, LARCA, Université Paris Diderot) - Salikoko Mufwene, James Hevia, Ramon Gutiérrez (University of Chicago)

- 10:00 am to 12:00 am [Session 1]
Moving Signs and Senses : Histories of Color and Communication
(Chair : Ramon Gutiérrez, University of Chicago)

  • Salikoko Mufwene (University of Chicago) : “Colonization, globalization, Mobility, and Diasporas : Language Spread and Speciation”
  • Emily Osborn (University of Chicago) : “The Color Red in the Early Modern Atlantic World”
  • Delphine Pagès (INALCO/CERMOM) : “Imaginaries of Migration : a case study from Egyptian Cinema”


- 1:45 pm to 3:45 pm [Session 2]
Mobilizing Labour and Commodities : Military Logistics and Commercial Regimes
(Chair : Gilles Guiheux, UPD/CESSMA))

  • James Hevia (University of Chicago) : “Jackasses for India ! (Mules and Zebrules too) : Mapping Empire through Animal Breeding and Animal Labor”
  • Stacie Kent (University of Chicago) : “From Imperial Commerce to Transnational Capital : Commercial Governance in Late Qing”
  • Carine Pina (Associate Researcher, UPD/CESSMA) : Migration, States and Power : New Perspectives and New Relations ?

Coffee break

- 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm [Session 3]
Following Popular Beats : Cultural and Scientific Collaborations
(Chair : Laurent Faret, UPD/CESSMA)

  • Celeste Day Moore (University of Chicago) : “Spinning Race : The French Record Industry and the Transantlantic Mobility”
  • Larisa Jasarevic (University of Chicago) : “In Pursuit of Local Connection. Destination : Feeling, Awkward.”
  • Altaïr Despres (Labex CAP, Associate Researcher, URMIS) : ”The Art of Being Global. Practices of Transnational Mobility among African Contemporary dancers”

JUNE 6, Friday

- 9:30 am to 10:45 am [Session 4]
Setting the legible subjects : State and Non-governmental technologies of settlement
(Chair : Manuela Martini, UPD/ICT)

  • Maria E. Balandran-Castillo (University of Chicago) : “Conflicting Notions of Settlement : Plyler v. Doe and Mexico’s Encuesta Nacional de Emigracion, 1977-1982
  • Speranta Dumitru (UP5/CERSES) : "Who is an Immigrant ? Methodological Nationalisms and the Construction of "Migrants" in the 20th Century "

Coffee break

- 11:00 am to 1:00 pm [Session 4 : continued]

  • Antoine Pécoud (UP13, Associate Researcher, URMIS) : “Making Sense of international migration : an analysis of international migration narratives”
  • Erin Moore (University of Chicago) : “Toward a Semiotics of Global Circulations : Politics, NGO Networks, and Transvaluation at the International Day of the Girl Child”
  • Catherine Wihtol de Wenden (Sciences Po/CERI) : “Towards a Global Governance of Migrations ? The Difficult Collective Mobilization of “Strange Bed Fellows”


- 2:30 pm Business meeting