Political self-defence. Professor of contemporary political philosophy, Elsa Dorlin works on another history of bodies through the genealogy of modern power relations. Pursuing her reflection on the complexity of the mechanics of domination, sexism, racism and capitalism, her thinking is as close as possible to the resistances seized at the level of the flesh, the muscles and the senses.
In dialogue with Madeleine Planeix-Crocker and Fabrice Bourlez, coordinators of the Troubles, Dissidence and Aesthetics Chair.
Professor of contemporary political philosophy at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Elsa Dorlin has been working for twenty years on another history of the body through the genealogy of modern power relations. She was awarded the bronze medal of the CNRS in 2009 for her research in feminist philosophy and epistemology. She was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley (2010-2011), a Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas & Imagination in 2018-2019, and a resident at the Camargo Foundation (2020-2021). She is the author of The Matrix of Race. Généalogie sexuelle et coloniale de la Nation française, Paris, La Découverte, 2006/2009, Sexe, genre et sexualités. Introduction à la philosophie féministe, Paris, Puf, 2008/2021. In 2017, she published Se Défendre. Une philosophie de la violence, Paris, Zones, translated into several languages and awarded the Frantz Fanon prize by the Caribbean Philosophical Association. She recently edited the book Feu! Abécédaire des féminismes présents, Paris, Libertalia, 2021. Pursuing her reflection on the complexity of the mechanics of domination, sexism, racism and capitalism, her thinking is as close as possible to resistance captured at the level of the flesh, the muscles and the senses.