Françoise Vergès holds the chair for “Global South(s)” at the Collège d’études mondiales, of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme in Paris. She grew up in Reunion Island in a communist, anticolonialist and feminist family. She obtained her PhD in Political Theory at the University of Berkeley in 1995. She taught at Sussex University and Goldsmiths College in London. Françoise Vergès has been the president of the French Committee for the Memory and History of Slavery (2009-2012). She has written extensively on memories of colonial slavery and colonialism, Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, museums, and the processes of creolization. Françoise Vergès works with filmmakers and artists and is the author of documentaries. As an independent curator, she organized exhibitions for the Memorial of the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes, and works with the Bétonsalon gallery in Paris.