Chowra Makaremi


Chowra Makaremi

Chowra Makaremi is a tenured researcher, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Issues, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her research focuses on issues of security, migration control, the anthropology of law and the state, and processes of subjectivation at the margins. She completed a PhD in anthropology at the Université de Montréal in 2010 based on an ethnography of border confinement for undocumented migrants in France. Her current research on delinquency courts in France reflects on the everyday experience of justice, policies of delinquency repression, punishment and the moral economy of adjudication. She teaches at the University Paris Est-Créteil.


Selected Publications

Alien confinement in Europe: violence and the Law. The case of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in France, in Literature of concentration camps, C. Hogan and M. Marín-Dòmine (ed.), Newcastle, Cambridge Scholar Press, 2007, pp. 39–54.

Participer en observant: "Étudier et assister les étrangers aux frontières," in D. Fassin and A. Bensa, Politiques de l’enquête, Paris, La Découverte, 2008, pp. 165–183.

Les ‘zones de non-droit’: un dispositif pathétique de la démocratie, Anthropologie et Société, 2008 (3) : 81–98.

Alien Exclusion: between Circulation and Confinement, Cultures et Conflits, 2008, Special Issue No. 71 (with C. Kobelinsky, eds.).

Confinement des étrangers: l’enfermement dehors (with C. Kobelinsky, eds.) Bellecombe en Bauges, Éditions du Croquant, 2009.

Governing Borders in France: from Extraterritorial to Humanitarian Confinement, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 2009, 24 (3): 411–432.

The Utopias of Power: from Human Security to the Responsibility to Protect, in Contemporary States of Emergency, D. Fassin & M. Pandolfi, New York, Zone Books, 2010, pp. 107–128.

Les audiences du 35 quarter: "la procédure de jugement en zone d’attente," in Les nouvelles frontières de la société française, D. Fassin (ed.), Paris, La Découverte, 2010, pp. 437–458.

Waiting Zone, in J. Creet and A. Kitzmann (ed.), Memory and Migration: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Memory Studies, Toronto, U. of Toronto Press, 2011.

Le cahier d'Aziz. Au coeur de la révolution iranienne, Paris, Gallimard, coll. Témoins, 2011.


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