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Ethnography to Ethno-Graphic: Representing the Work of the Police

Jan 29 @ 10:00 am-11:40 am

During the 15 months between the death of Zyed Benna and Bouna Traore and subsequent unrest in the Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois in 2005, and the deaths of the adolescents Moushin and Laramy and subsequent uprising in another Paris suburb, Villiers-le-Bel, in 2007, Dider Fassin conducted research on police work in poor neighborhoods on the outskirts of Paris. His research focused on the everyday life of the dreaded anti-crime squads, ordinary racial discrimination and the banality of violence. Fassin’s lecture will examine their echoes in the public sphere as events involving police abuses continue to unfold.

With keynote speaker:

Didier Fassin, Princeton University and Collège de France


Asli Ü. Bâli, Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

Aomar Boum, UCLA Anthropology

Part of The Sawyer Seminar Sanctuary Spaces: Reworlding Humanism

In partnership with:

UCLA International Institute’s Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives Series

UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies

UCLA Anthropology

Center for Social Medicine and the Humanities (Semel Institute)

David Geffen School of Medicine Global Health Program