Françoise Vergès

Françoise Vergès is Chair of Global South(s) at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris. Vergès grew up on Réunion Island and has lived in Algeria, Mexico, and the US, where she was a feminist anti-racist journalist and editor in the 1980s. She is an active teacher, scholar, and curator. Her PhD thesis Monsters and Revolutionaries: Colonial Family Romance and Métissage was published by Duke University Press in 1999. Subsequent publications include: A Decolonial Feminism (Pluto, 2021); The Wombs of Women: Race, Capital, Feminism (Duke University Press, 2020); Exposer l’esclavage: méthodologies et pratiques (ed.; Africultures no. 91, 2013); and L’Homme prédateur: Ce que nous enseigne l’esclavage sur notre temps (Albin Michel, 2011). She has written documentary films on Maryse Condé (2013) and Aimé Césaire (2011), and was a project advisor for documenta11 (2002) and the Triennale de Paris (2011).

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