Françoise Vergès

Françoise Vergès holds the Chair of Global South(s) at the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris. Her work is concerned with slavery, colonialism, postcolonialism, and the French republican coloniality of power, identifying South-South exchanges taking place at different levels. Vergès collaborates with artists and filmmakers and acted as a project advisor for Documenta11 (2002) and the La Triennale 2012 in Paris. Her latest publications are the chapter “The Capitalocene: Is the Anthropocene Racial?” in Futures of Black Radicalism (2017) and Le ventre des femmes. Capitalisme, racialisation, féminisme (The black woman’s womb: Capitalism, race, feminism, 2017), analyzing the racial politics of reproduction from slavery to today and the failures of French feminism to grasp that central dimension.