Weberian sociology enumerates different modalities which aim to overcome the disappearance of the purely charismatic leader. In the case of Afrofemnism in France, charismatic leadership is not held by one person but collectively through the idea of Black feminisms.
Based on interviews conducted with organizers of the largest Afrofeminist collective in France, the paper will investigate how the Black feminist collective crafts an institutional/routinized charisma (Weber). This charisma is informed both by fugitivity and anti-blackness/misogynoir. We will see how Afrofeminists organizers are deploying this charisma in the spaces of encounter when building coalitions with predominantly white feminist organizations.