Originally published: https://anfenglish.com/culture/eric-fassin-gives-lecture-at-kobane-university-52419
French sociologist Eric Fassin gave a lecture at Kobanê University on 28 May 2021 entitled “Democracy and Minority Politics – Gender, Race and Intersectionality.” The event can be viewed on Youtube here:
Kobanê University continues its series of events with guest lectures by distinguished academics at home and abroad. On Friday, French sociologist Eric Fassin gave a lecture entitled “Democracy and Minority Politics – Gender, Race and Intersectionality.” Topics covered included questions about why critical thinking is not accepted in the current world system and sexual politics is instrumentalized as a power technique in minority debates.
Rojava is a “political region” and “symbol of change,” Fassin said during the lecture. “But it is not only in the political sphere that Rojava stands for change. The same is true in the academic and scientific spheres.” There needs to be an exchange about these experiences in order to pass on the lessons learned, Fassin said.
Eric Fassin is a professor of sociology at the University of Paris VIII Saint-Denis-Vincennes and is known for his in-depth analyses of the ethnicization of social relations and urbanism. He conducts research primarily on race and racism, sexism, and gender, and is the author of numerous books, including “Revolt or Resentment,” published by August in 2019.
Fassin’s guest lecture at Kobanê University took place in online format and can be viewed on the university’s Youtube channel.