Author Archives: Jean-Philippe Dedieu

About Jean-Philippe Dedieu

Jean-Philippe Dedieu is a CIRHUS Fellow at New York University. His research focuses on migrations, ethnic and racial discrimination, global citizenship, and political transnationalism. He is the author of a first monograph La parole immigré: Les migrants africains dans l'espace public en France, 1960–1995 (Klincksieck, 2012). His articles appeared in African Issues, African Studies Review, Critique Internationale, Droit & Société, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnologie française, Foreign Affairs, Genèses, Politique étrangère, and Revue française de science politique. In 2015, he was awarded a Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Fellowship at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs of Harvard University.

Working with the Frames of War

The mood is wrong, the atmosphere stained, and something is odd about the light. These things are not easy to say, and harder to explain, but you can feel them. And now they can be seen. —Robert Hariman1 In the aftermath of 9/11, the American government launched the war on terror in order to impose the prosecution of its foreign policy. From the onset, the war on terror’s powerful visual and verbal narratives made it almost impossible to oppose its rationale and to suggest alternative Continue reading → Continue reading →

A Lens on Mohamedou Slahi at Guantánamo: A Conversation with Debi Cornwall and Larry Siems

Beginnings Jean-Philippe Dedieu: How did you first become interested in Guantánamo? Larry Siems: I came to this through my human rights work, and I came to human rights work through literature. I have a master’s degree in fine arts in poetry from Columbia. I’ve always been challenged by the idea of how writing and activism intersect and by poetry that makes action urgent and its nature clear. When I moved to California not long after graduate school, I was deeply interested in the American political Continue reading → Continue reading →