Meredith TERRETTA

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Meredith TERRETTA
Autorisé à diriger des thèses. et Professeure agrégée, Département d’histoire

2004 ― Ph.D. Histoire, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2000 ― M.A. Histoire, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1997 ― B.A. Histoire, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

556 Pavillon Fauteux
Human Rights Research and Education Center

Bureau : 613-562-5800 poste 7253

Courriel professionnel : mterrett@uOttawa.ca

Biographie

Recherche en cours

Subvention Savoir, CRSH, 2016-2020

Activisme en périphérie: Avocats engagés, Droit international, et revendications de droit en Afrique, de 1920 aux indépendances

Ce projet fait ressortir des données historiques afin de montrer comment les Africains, avec des activistes et des avocats à travers la diaspora africaine en Europe, au Royaume-Uni et en Amérique du Nord, se sont servis de revendications de droits et d’arguments juridiques afin de contrer le colonialisme des années 1920 à l’époque des indépendances.

CRSH 2011-2014
Droits de l'homme et décolonisation de l'Afrique subsaharienne dans les territoires sous tutelle de l'Organisation des Nations Unies, 1948-1973

Prix et distinctions

Membership in the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, 2015-2016 https://www.ias.edu/scholars/meredith-elaine-terretta

University of Cambridge, Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH), Lent Session, 2012

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/people/profile/meredith-terretta

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2011-2012

Survol des publications

Livres

Nation of Outlaws, State of Violence. Nationalism, Grassfields Tradition and State Building in Cameroon. Ohio University Press, 2014 http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Nation+of+Outlaws,+State+of+Violence

Petitioning for Our Rights, Fighting for Our Nation: The History of the Democratic Union of Cameroonian Women,  1949-1960.  Langaa Research & Publishing, 2013.

Livres dirigés ou codirigés

African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights (with Benjamin Lawrance, Iris Berger, Jo Tague, and Tricia Hepner-Redeker), Ohio University Press, 2015. http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/African+Asylum+at+a+Crossroads

 

Blogposts récents

“The Unfinished Business Between Cameroon and France” for Africa is a Country, 21 March 2017, http://africasacountry.com/2017/03/the-unfinished-business-between-cameroon-and-france/

 

Articles sélectionnés, publiés et à paraître

“‘In the Colonies, Black Lives Don’t Matter.’ Legalism and Rights Claims Across the Interwar French Empire,” Journal of Contemporary History, Special issue on Transwar Anticommunism and Antifascism, forthcoming, Jan. 2018.

 

“Rogue Lawyers, Decolonization and the Roots of Judicial Neocolonialism in Independence Era Africa,” Journal of Canadian History, special issue “New Histories of Twentieth-Century Decolonization,” edited by Christopher Dietrich and Maurice Jr. Labelle.

 

“Where are the Lawyers, the Activists and the Claimants?” Review Essay on Steven L. B. Jensen, The Making of International Human Rights: The 1960s, Decolonization, and the Reconstruction of Global Values (Cambridge 2016), Human Rights Quarterly, 39.1 (2017): 226-33.

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/647809/pdf

"Cause lawyering et anticolonialisme: activisme politique et Etat de droit dans l'Afrique française, 1946-1960," Politique africaine, no. 138 (2015/2): 25-28 https://www.cairn.info/revue-politique-africaine-2015-2-page-25.htm

"Une campagne d'opinion contre l'Apartheid: l'affaire de la greffe du coeur (1968)," Matériaux pour l'histoire de notre temps, no. 115-116 (2015/1), 52-62. https://www.cairn.info/revue-materiaux-pour-l-histoire-de-notre-temps-2015-1-page-52.htm

"From Below and to the Left? Human Rights and Liberation Politics in Africa's Postcolonial Age", Journal of World History, 2013, v. 24 (2), p. 389-416. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/516964

“‘We Had Been Fooled into Thinking that the UN Watches over the Entire World.’ Human Rights, UN Trust Territories and Africa’s Decolonization,” Human Rights Quarterly (Johns Hopkins University Press), 2013. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/475690

Avec Dieudonné Pouhe Pouhe, “Emeutes de la faim et apprentis sorciers: Eléments d’une tradition politique camerounaise après 50 ans d’indépendance et 20 ans d’opposition, » Afroscopie : Revue savante et pluridisciplinaire sur l’Afrique et les communautés noires (Paris : L’Harmattan) No. 2, Janvier 2012.

“Cameroonian Nationalists Go Global: From the Forest Maquis to a Pan-African Accra,” Journal of African History (Cambridge University Press), 51.2 (2010): 189-212.

“Chiefs, Traitors, and Representatives: The Construction of a Political Repertoire in Independence-Era Cameroun,” International Journal of African Historical Studies (Boston University Press) 43.2 (2010): 227-58

“A Miscarriage of Nation: Cameroonian Women and Revolution, 1949-1971,” for special issue on Fracturing Binarisms: Gender and Colonialisms in Africa, Stichproben: Vienna Journal of African Studies, No. 12 (2007): 61-90.

“‘God of Peace, God of Independence.’ Village Nationalism in the Maquis of Cameroun, 1957-1971,” Journal of African History (Cambridge University Press) 46.1 (2005): 75-101.

Chapitres sélectionnés, publiés et à paraître

 

“Legal Rights or Human Rights? Cause Lawyering, Political Prisoners and Political Refugees during French Cameroon’s Transition from United Nations Trust Territory to State,” in The Pasts of the Present: Internationalism, Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World, London: Palgrave Macmillan, edited by Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo and José Pedro Monteiro, forthcoming 2017 (and appearing in Portuguese in Os impérios do internacional: Perspectivas, genealogias e processos. Lisboa: Almedina, 2017).

 

“The French Trials of Cléophas Kamitatu: Immigration Politics, Leftist Activism, and Françafrique in 1970s Paris,” in Nathan Carpenter and Benjamin N. Lawrance, eds. Anxieties of the State: Africans in Exile Past and Present, Bloomington, Indiana: University of Indiana Press, forthcoming.

 

“Rights Claims and Legal Activism in the Internationally Supervised Territories of Colonial Era Africa,” in Jean Quataert and Lora Wildenthal, eds. The Routledge History of Human Rights, London, UK, forthcoming.

 

“Fraudulent Asylum-Seeking as Transnational Mobilization,” in Benjamin Lawrance et al, eds., African Asylum at a Crossroads: Activism, Expert Testimony, and Refugee Rights, Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2015, 22 pp.

 

Comptes rendus sélectionnés

 

Roundtable Review of Susan Pedersen, The Guardians:  The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire (Oxford University Press 2015), H-Diplo 18.2 (12 Sept. 2016): 7-10. https://networks.h-net.org/node/28443/discussions/143206/h-diplo-roundtable-xviii-2-guardians-league-nations-and-crisis

 

Gregory Mann, From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: The Road to Nongovernmentality (Cambridge University Press 2015), American Historical Review, 2016, 121 (1): 341-2.

Professeure Terretta invite les étudiants qui s’intéressent aux droits de la personne ainsi qu’aux droits des réfugiés dans une optique historique à proposer des projets de recherche dans les domaines des droits de la personne, histoire des réfugiés, et des études africaines. 

Champs d'intérêt

  • Afrique
  • Histoire politique et culturelle
  • Nationalismes
  • Post-colonialisme
  • Droits humains
  • Historiographie
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