Mohamed Amer Meziane is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Religion Culture and Public and the Institute of African studies at Columbia Unversity. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. His first book project, Des empires sous la terre (Empires under earth), will be published in 2021 at the Éditions de la Découverte, based in Paris. Through a particular focus on French colonialism in nineteenth century Algeria, it deploys a new critique of Orientalism by examining two of its intertwined effects: the Hegelian idea of Christianity’s secularization in the modern world and the colonization of North Africa and the Arab world in the aftermath of the Expedition to Egypt. The argument is an intervention in the ongoing debates on Post-Orientalism in emerging fields such as the anthropologies of secularism and Islam as well as Critical Muslim studies/Islamophobia studies. His expertise on Hegel and Marx as well as his current research and teaching on Frantz Fanon situates his work at the intersection of Continental and African philosophy. His current publication and research projects focus on climate change and fossil-empires but also on socialism and decolonization. Mohamed Amer-Meziane also serves as a member of the editorial board of the Journal Multitudes.
Selected Publications in English
‘‘How the Critique of Heaven Confines the Critique of the Earth’’, Qui Parle, 2020, (forthcoming).
‘‘Is Orientalism Islamic?’’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 2020, (forthcoming).