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
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