Comments by Clifford Chanin
Sarah Gensburger and Gerome Truc are researchers at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and both members of the Institut de Sciences sociales du Politique (UPOND-ENS Cachan). Gensburger is the author of National Policy, Global Memory (Berghahn Books, 2016) and Truc ofSidérations. Une sociologie des attentats (PUF, 2016, to be published in English by Polity in 2017).Clifford Chanin is the 9/11 Memorial Senior Vice-President for Education and Public Programs.
After the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, most of which took place in the same lively and densely inhabited neighborhood near the Place de la République, there was a large diversity of expressions of memory and solidarity in the city’s public space. Sarah Gensburger and Gerome Truc studied the reactions to the attacks, and collected ethnographic data on tributes to the victims left at memorial sites.