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[CANCELLED] Jean Beaman in conversation with Inès Seddiki about Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France

March 18 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min

[This event has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.]

Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France

While portrayals of immigrants and their descendants in France and throughout Europe often center on burning cars and radical Islam, Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France paints a different picture. Through fieldwork and interviews in Paris and its banlieues, Jean Beaman examines middle-class and upwardly mobile children of Maghrébin, or North African immigrants. By showing how these individuals are denied cultural citizenship because of their North African origin, she puts to rest the notion of a French exceptionalism regarding cultural difference, race, and ethnicity and further centers race and ethnicity as crucial for understanding marginalization in French society.


Jean Beaman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was previously on the faculty at Purdue University and has held visiting fellowships at Duke University and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Her research is ethnographic in nature and focuses on race/ethnicity, racism, international migration, and state-sponsored violence in both France and the United States. She is an Editor of H-Net Black Europe, an Associate Editor of the journal, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, and Corresponding Editor for the journal Metropolitics/Metropolitiques. She earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

An evening of conversation…

For her evening at the Library, Jean will be in conversation with Inès Seddiki, a French-Moroccan activist and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professional living in the banlieues of Paris. Inès graduated with a masters degree in corporate social responsibility from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Pierre Mendès-France University. In 2016, she founded GHETT’UP, an organization dealing with youth empowerment and leadership in the underprivileged areas of Paris, the banlieues. 5000+ youth have been impacted by the organization’s programs.


March 18
19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
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