ISS Colloquium with Charles Fawell

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Location: 46 Hillhouse

Cost: Free
46 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


International Security Studies continues its Fall 2023 ISS Colloquium series with a presentation by Charles Fawell. Fawell is an ISS postdoctoral associate and Assistant Director of the Maritime and Naval Studies Project. His research examines the interimperial politics of global shipping and its intersection with histories of migration and mobility, racialized labor, colonial capitalism, and security states.

He will present “In-between Empires: Power and Mobility on the Steamship Highways of French Colonialism, 1850-1950.” The project reexamines the expansion and collapse of the modern French Empire from the vantage point of shipping corridors connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Indo-Pacific via the Suez Canal. Though these shipping highways have often been imagined as stable pipelines of imperial sovereignty and industrial operations, the manuscript argues that they are better understood as fractious and contested border-zones where empire was made and unmade.

Attendance is limited to members of the Yale campus community and lunch will be provided. Please email Bess Oliver at to receive the reading materials for this colloquium.

Open To:

Alumni, Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


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