GASTAUT, YVAN

URMIS, University of Nice, France

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Yvan Gastaut is involved in the Jean Monnet Network as representative of the URMIS, France. Lecturer in History, University of Côte d’Azur, Nice. He works in the laboratory URMIS, The Migrations and Society Research Unit, based in Nice and also in Paris VII. He is a member of the National Museum of History of Immigration in Paris Advirosy Committee and also fellow in the French Institute of Migration Convergences, Paris. His main line of research is the issue of migration in the Mediterranean area between the 19th and the 21st century. In particular, Yvan Gastaut is interested in questions of representation imaginaries, sport, identity, stereotypes that flow between the two Mediterranean shores, racism vs antiracism, public opinion and memory conflicts. He was the director of a program of de Agence Nationale de la Recherche in France "Ecrans et Inégalité" (ECRIN 2013-17) about the image of "Arabic" people in TV, cinema and internet (1962-2001).  He is teaching a Master in Migration in Nice and CIFE formation (Nice-Tunis-Istanbul) as well as Master in Migration (ORMES) in Agadir University.

Yvan Gastaut has 25 years of experience on the issue of representation of migration. Mediterranean has been taken as space of reference in his researches.

Themes related to his current research:

  • History of migrations in the 19th and 20th century in the Mediterranean area
  • Intercultural relations in the Mediterranean: diplomacy, politics, and culture
  • Racism and anti-racism/Rejection and hospitality
  • Representation of the ‘others’/public opinion
  • Media and Migration in the Mediterranean
  • Sport and Identity
For more information about his research activities and publications see here.