Transglobal Research Group
Paris 8 University Research Program
The aim of the Transglobal Studies Group is to link researchers, artists, and writers across geographic boundaries and disciplinary boundaries around epistemological and political transformations and other stakes of the contemporary condition. This condition shows that forms of reliance and social, political, economic, etc. of organization no longer simply follow the logic of national and international frameworks, but also local / global, transnational and translocal scales that remain to be explored.
The project welcomes the production of critical thought about the contemporary history of globalization in its political, social, economic etc. dimensions; and exploratory approaches to new forms of political praxis and agency, emerging postnational theories, conflicts and movements of recent decades, genealogies of violence and the languages of memory, and the politics of knowledge and translation.
It confronts an expanded body of human and social sciences towards political studies and Art & Media in a context of an international exchange.
Its contexts and fields of research are those of the researchers involved in the project and at their crossings, in different regions of the world, according to the vocation of Université-Monde of the University Paris 8 Saint-Denis.
It is based on research methodologies of inter and transdisciplinarity in the fields of humanities and social sciences, education sciences, and Art & Media. The inventiveness of research practices, in their potential and acquired connectivities, is mobilized in the direction of an opening of research processes, in and outside the university.
It aims to develop relationships with research and training organizations in order to support exchanges; integrate research into training programs or training through research; and to promote mobility actions.
It was created in December 2017 after a year of prefiguration to support the development, and openness to cross-cutting issues, in the new thinkings of the political, the social and the critique of knowledge.
It is both a research project informed by the contributions of the researchers who are involved and of those invited to intervene, and a project under permanent construction with an opening to the development of critical thoughts in the alley of a globalized world that requires the re-development methodologies and stakes of research.