Global Race

Globalization of racial references

Europe, North America, South America

20th and 21st centuries

The Global Race project investigates the reconfigurations of racism and the race concept since 1945 in light of the development of antidiscrimination policies across the globe. It aims at examining various theories and practices regarding the use of racial and ethnic categories in the scientific realm, state policies and social movements. Spreading across several disciplines, the project draws upon Demographics, Sociology, History, Political science, Philosophy and Law. Empirical investigation sites include international and regional bodies devoted to the protection of human rights, and three world regions that are characterized by contrasted understandings of race: North America, South America and Europe.

  • Ceiling of the Human Rights chamber at the Palace of Nations, Geneva (© Maéva Lamblin)