MA and Ph.D. workshop
Roundtable on French Politics, Culture and Society’s special issue on “Whiteness in France”
With Mathilde Cohen and Sarah Mazouz, moderated by Liz Fink.
Mathide Cohen is George Williamson Crawford Professor of Law at the UConn School of Law. She works in the fields of constitutional law, comparative law, food law, and race, gender and the law. Her work is cross-disciplinary, spanning a variety of subjects, including deliberative democracy, judicial decision-making, and the gendering and racialization of food and body fluids.
Sarah Mazouz is a sociologist and Researcher at the CNRS. Her work focuses on discriminations and anti-discrimination policies in France and Germany. She is the author of La République et ses autres. Politiques de l’altérité dans la France des années 2000 (2017) and Race (2020).
Liz Fink, editor of the IFS’s academic journal French Politics, Culture & Society, is a historian of decolonization, specializing in the history of social movements, democracy, and mobilization in West Africa and France. Her book manuscript, Elections and the Politics of Mobilization: Voting in French West Africa, 1944-1960, reveals the growing centrality of electoral processes in struggles between African social movements, French administrators, and newly enfranchised voters in determining West Africa’s future.