Matthieu Renault

holds a doctorate in political philosophy (Université de Paris Diderot and Università degli Studia di Bologna) and is a researcher at Les Afriques dans le Monde (CNRS, Sciences Po Bordeaux). He was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of Frantz Fanon: De l'anticolonialisme à la critique postcoloniale (2011) and L'Amérique de John Locke: Expansion coloniale de la philosophie européenne (2014).

Revolution Decentered: Two Studies on Lenin

Revolution Decentered: Two Studies on Lenin

Through the two stud­ies that fol­low, we will begin to explore Lenin’s itin­er­ary of a decol­o­niza­tion of the rev­o­lu­tion, cov­er­ing the ques­tion of nation­al self-deter­mi­na­tion and strug­gles for inde­pen­dence pri­or to 1917 as well as the imper­a­tive to decol­o­nize the Russ­ian Empire after 1917, start­ing with the case of the Mus­lim colonies of Cen­tral Asia.

Toward a Counter-Genealogy of Race: On C.L.R. James

Toward a Counter-Genealogy of Race: On C.L.R. James

The analy­sis of James’s thought elab­o­rat­ed here is only a pre­lim­i­nary to what we have called a counter-geneal­o­gy of race. Trac­ing this geneal­o­gy could assist us in over­com­ing the apo­r­ias that stall con­tem­po­rary debates around race, and requires sus­pend­ing any pre-giv­en con­cep­tion of the con­cept in order to shed light on the het­ero­ge­neous, and some­times con­tra­dic­to­ry, his­tor­i­cal instances of a counter-con­cept of race with­in strug­gles against racial oppres­sion.