International Security Policy for Angry Immigrant Men: Revisiting Post 9-11 Foreign Policy through French Film

Images from lower Manhattan are what are emblazoned in our minds when the words “hijacked commercial flight by radical islamists” come to mind. Yet, L’Assaut (The Assault), a 2010 French film, reminds us that this was not the first time that this scenario had played out. A practice run targeting the Eiffel Tower had already … More International Security Policy for Angry Immigrant Men: Revisiting Post 9-11 Foreign Policy through French Film

Black Desire, White Nights: American Influence on Parisian Constructions of Black Masculinity in the Early 1980s

For better or worse, American mytholigies of blackness and masculinity were being repurposed to the Parian context. The cost of doing so was the activation of a process of erasure of the specificities of black African experiences of living in black skin and of inhabiting male bodies. … More Black Desire, White Nights: American Influence on Parisian Constructions of Black Masculinity in the Early 1980s