Curriculum vitae

Ferdinand Malcom

CNRS Researcher
IRISSO

malcom.ferdinandping@dauphine.pslpong.eu
Phone : 0144054580
Office : P519

Biography

Malcom Ferdinand is researcher at CNRS. He obtained his PhD (summa cum laude) in political science and political philosophy at the Université Paris Diderot in 2016 with a dissertation on contemporary ecological conflicts in the Caribbean. Through empirical research on four islands (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti and Puerto Rico), Malcom examined the way current ecological conflicts bring to the fore demands of social and environmental justice from the inhabitants, who criticize the current political relationship with the metropolitan power. Combining historical, sociological and literary approaches, Malcom has developed a theory of Caribbean postcolonial ecological thought, one that articulates the imperative of nature and cultural heritage preservation and political claims of equality.

Latest publications

Articles

Ferdinand M., Veenendaal W., Oostindie G. (2019), A global comparison of non-sovereign island territories: the search for ‘true equality’, Island Studies Journal, vol. 14

Multigner L., Ferdinand M. (2019), Chlordécone et cancer : à qui profite le doute ?, The Conversation

Ouvrages

Ferdinand M. (2019), Une écologie décoloniale. Penser l'écologie depuis le monde caribéen, Paris: Le Seuil, 432 p.

Chapitres d'ouvrage

Ferdinand M. (2019), Bridging the divide to face the Plantationocene: The chlordecone contamination and the 2009 social events in Martinique and Guadeloupe, in Murdoch, H. Adlaï, The Struggle of Non-Sovereign Caribbean Territories: Neoliberalism Since the French Antillean Uprisings of 2009 Rutgers University

Comptes-rendus d'ouvrages

Ferdinand M. (2020), Anthropocènes Noirs. Décoloniser la géologie pour faire monde avec la Terre, Terrestres

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