This talk will analyze current French movements against police brutalities and racism (Black Lives Matter and other grassroots organizations) from a historical perspective (1920s-2000s). The French uprisings have most often been viewed as offshoots of the American unrest following the murder of George Floyd. Ndiaye's intervention will highlight more local developments, taking into account their connection to the U.S. as well as their own contextual dynamics and historical trajectories.
Respondents Laurent Dubois, Isabel Bradley, and Samar Miled.
Pap Ndiaye is a Professor of History at Sciences Po (Paris, France). His areas of interest are the history and sociology of African Americans and people of African descent in France. Together with Patrick Lozès, Ndiaye co-founded the Action Committee for the Promotion of Diversity in France.
He has published the following books: La Démocratie en Amérique au XXe siècle (with Jean Heffer and François Weil), Belin, 2000; Nylon and Bombs: Du Pont and the March of Modern America, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007; La Condition noire : essai sur une minorité française, Calmann-Lévy, 2008; Les Noirs américains : en marche pour l'égalité, Gallimard, 2009; Histoire de Chicago (with Andrew Diamond), Fayard, 2013; Le Modèle noir : de Géricault à Matisse, Musée d'Orsay/Flammarion, 2019. His upcoming book on the history of voting rights in the U.S. will be published in November.