Monday, October 10, 2016, 7pm
C as Colonialism
Research Practice with Samia Henni
On 23 February 2005, the French Fifth Republic, under the presidency of Jacques Chirac, decreed law no. 2005-128 on the Recognition of the Nation and the National Contributions of Repatriated French. Article 4 mandated that teachers must teach students about the “positive role” of French colonialism, particularly in North Africa. In her lecture, C As Colonialism, Samia Henni will discuss, deconstruct, and scrutinize what Frantz Fanon called the “psychology of colonialism” in his rejected doctoral dissertation. Based on factual instances, she will disclose how a research-based practice can (and should) provide political forms of discourses.