Françoise Vergès


is a Reader at the Center for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Her thesis Monsters and Revolutionaries. Colonial Family Romance and Métissage, received the 1995 Mark Joseph Rozance Memorial Award and was published under the same title by Duke University Press in 1999.
She is also the co-director with Carpanin Marimoutou of the Cultural and Scientific Direction of a forthcoming museum, Maison des civilisations et de l’unité réunionnaise , and the vice-president of the Comité pour la Mémoire de l’Esclavage, in application of the 2001 law on slave trade and slavery.
She has worked with filmmakers and artists. Recently she was a consultant for the documentary Noirs, Arnaud Ngatcha, Director, 2006, and was a project advisor for Documenta 11, for the Platform 3 “Créolité and Creolization” in 2002.
Her most recent publications include:
La Mémoire enchaînée. Questions sur l’esclavage. Paris: Albin Michel, 2006.
Nègre je suis, nègre je resterai. Entretiens avec Aimé Césaire. Paris: Albin Michel, 2005.
Catalog, Isaac Julien’s Exhibition “Phantom Creole”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2005.
La république coloniale: essai sur une utopie, with Pascal Blanchard and Nicolas Bancel. Paris: Albin Michel, 2003. Paris: Hachette Littérature, collection Pluriel, 2006.
Amarres. Creolisations India-océanes, with Carpanin Marimoutou. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2004.
“Indiaoceanic Formations : Creolization Processes and Practices,” in Paula Krüger and Imke K. Meyer, eds. Transcultural Studies. Inderdisciplinarität trifft Transkulturalität. Bremen : Universitätsdruckerei, pp.131-136.
“A vos mangues ! “  Politique Africaine, 100, dec. 2005- janv. 2006, , pp.315-322, trad. par Dominique Malaquais.
“Le Nègre n’est pas, pas plus que le Blanc’. Frantz Fanon, esclavage, race et racisme, “ Actuel Marx, 38, 2005, pp.45-64.
“Les troubles de mémoire. Traite négrière, esclavage et écriture de l’histoire,” Cahiers d’études africaines, December 2005.