Welcome to my website. I am an interdisciplinary researcher working on migration, state and race in the Caribbean, Algeria and France, but also interested in intellectual history by studying the intersections between scientific and political work in late colonial and postcolonial contexts. A former postdoctoral fellow at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS-Paris), affiliated with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Issues, I am currently a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
I have taught at Université Sorbonne, École Normale Supérieure, Université de Limoges, EHESS, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, and have been invited for lectures at NYU, University of Michigan, Universidad del Rosario, CUNY and University of Puerto Rico. I have edited and forwarded two books of Pierre Bourdieu and Abdelmalek Sayad (El desarraigo. La violencia del capitalismo en una sociedad rural; La fabrication des identitiés culturelles). My forthcoming book examines the intellectual work during Algerian war for independence that sets the foundations of a postcolonial sociology (Agone).
My new research focuses on the anthropology of exclusion. First, by exploring the intellectual marginality in the postcolonial academic field. And second, by analysing the social history of Haitians cane workers in the Dominican Republic. Drawing on an extensive fieldwork in Haiti and Dominican Republic, this research examines the labour and social experiences of these immigrants and how racial and capitalist policies exclude them from legal status.
In my website, you will have access to my books and articles, as well as excerpts of the projects I am working on.
2017 Institute for Advanced Study Member – School of Social Science (Princeton).
- Associate Director of Pierre Bourdieu Archives.
- Member of the Editorial Board of Raisons d’Agir Press.
2016 Postdoctoral Fellow at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris)
2015 Visiting Scholar at the Dominican Studies Institute of CUNY.
2010 City of Paris Research Award on Xenophobia.