Ary Gordien – Presentation of Identity and Otherness: “Race and biology”, the new series by Les Cahiers de l’Urmis

Posted on December 9, 2021

09 December 2021 - 14 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min

The subtitle “Identity and Otherness” appended to the academic journal Cahiers de l’Urmis ( will be the title of a new periodical. It effectively inaugurates a bilingual English/French academic journal whose aims are to publish research papers tackling attributions of alterity, as well as individuals’ sense of identity, in terms of race, ethnicity and citizenship.

This newly configured journal fills a gap in the landscape of French scientific journals which, unlike a number of English-language publications, have not focused on these issues specifically, despite their being central in public debates today.

Presentation Identity and Otherness: “Race and biology”

Presentation of the Cahiers de l’Urmis’s new series Identity and Otherness by Jocelyne Streiff-Fénart and Dominique Vidal

Presentation of the latest issue and of the “Race and biology” section by:

  • Jean-Luc Bonniol (Université Aix-Marseille)
  • Élodie Edwards-Grossi (Université Paris Dauphine)
  • Ary Gordien (LARCA/CNRS)
  • Simeng Wang (CNRS)



  • Magali Bessone (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Pierre Darlu (CNRS)
  • Claude-Olivier Doron (Université de Paris)
  • Carole Reynaud-Paligot (Université de Bourgogne)


Moderator: Christian Poiret (Université de Paris)

Email of the journal: 

Access to the journal

Where (in-person): Université de Paris room 115, Olympe de Gouges building, place Paul Ricœur, 75013 Paris 

Zoom :
ID de réunion : 867 1521 5578 – Code secret : 590805




Ary Gordien is a research fellow in Anthropology at Université de Paris/LARCA, CNRS, Paris. In 2015, he defended a doctoral thesis in anthropology entitled « Nationalisme, race et ethnicité en Guadeloupe : constructions identitaires ambivalentes en situation de dépendance. »


He focuses his research on:

  • Anti-racism and race relations in the Caribbean and in mainland France
  • Nationalism, ethnicity and identity politics in the Caribbean
  • Dance, traditionalism and folklore
  • Gender and LGBTQ+ Studies
  • Slavery and memory policies in the Caribbean and in mainland France