James Cohen is full professor of American studies at the Institut du monde anglophone, University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle. His most recent book is entitled A la poursuite des « illégaux ». Politiques et mouvements anti-immigrés aux Etats-Unis (Pursuing “illegals”. Anti-immigrant policies and movements in the United States), Editions du Croquant, 2012. He has written extensively on issues of race, ethnicity and the politics of diversity in the U.S. and France, and on international relations in the Americas. He took part from 2006 to 2011 in a research project, funded by the French national research agency (ANR), entitled “The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation in the United States and Great Britain”, which resulted in two books: Les politiques de la diversité. Expériences anglaise et américaine (The politics of diversity: the English and American experiences), edited by Emmanuelle le Texier, Olivier Esteves and Denis Lacorne, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, 2010; and L’Atlantique multiracial. Discours, politiques, dénis (The Multiracial Atlantic: Discourses, Policies and Denials) edited by James Cohen, Andrew J. Diamond and Philippe Vervaecke, Paris, Editions Karthala / CERI, 2012. He has published articles in Le Monde Diplomatique, Politique américaine, La Pensée, Revue internationale de politique comparée, Situations(U.S.), Nómadas (Colombia), Nuevo mundo/mundos nuevos, Quaderni, Hommes et migrations, Caribbean Studies, and other journals. He has served on the editorial board of the journal Mouvements (Paris) since 2004.