Lunch Lecture: "Police Violence in France: At the Intersection of Race Blindness and Universalism" with Daniel Nabil Maroun


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (View on map )

Dan Maroun Poster April 2023 Web

Daniel Nabil Maroun is Assistant Professor of French at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His research is informed by the intersection of gender and sexuality in Francophone communities primarily in North Africa and the Levant. He is interested in expression of sexual identity and citizenship and how individuals navigate these issues in relationship to society and familial structures. A second, and equally as important axe of research interests, is in HIV/AIDS studies in France. In 2021, hosted by the Nanovic Institute, Daniel Nabil Maroun and Sonja Stojanovic (Nanovic Fellow) led an online discussion with French journalist Nabil Wakim, which is available for replay.

The lecture “Police Violence in France: At the Intersection of Race Blindness and Universalism” will expand on Maroun’s prize-winning article: “Agency, culpability, and police brutality: French reports of death during les contrôles policiers.” Contemporary French Civilization, vol. 47.4, 2022. (The 10th Lawrence R. Schemer Memorial Award Winning Essay).

This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, starting 30 minutes prior to the lecture (at 12 noon).

Organized by the research cluster on Transnational France at the University of Notre Dame. 

This faculty grant provides funding for a research cluster that brings together Notre Dame faculty and students working across disciplines on France and the Francophone world.

Photo credit: Rassemblement à Paris contre le racisme et les violences policières by Jeanne Menjoulet, 13 June 2020. Licensed under CC SA 2.0.

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