Citizen Outsider: Race and Racism in France and Beyond

Citizen Outsider Poster

Based on ethnographic research in the Parisian metropolitan region, I discuss how racial and ethnic minorities understand and respond to their racialization in a context in which race and ethnicity are not acknowledged. I further discuss how racial and ethnic minorities are "citizen outsiders," as evident of France’s "racial project" (Omi and Winant 1994), which marks race outsider of explicit categorization. I explore not only how race marks individuals outside of formal categories, but more how people respond to these distinctions in terms of a racism-related issue - here, police violence against racial and ethnic minorities. I discuss how activists and others frame this social problem given the constraints of French Republican ideology.

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Social Psychology Room 329