I’ve published essays in disciplinary journals of political theory, in peer-reviewed interdisciplinary outlets, and in public-facing fora. Here are some highlights.
A paper on the idea of epistemic violence
Revise & Resubmit, Contemporary Political Theory (article title redacted for peer-review anonymization). — An essay examining how and why the idea of epistemic violence has been increasingly redefined in terms of individual linguistic behavior, rather than systemic discursive power. Based on my book project; available upon request.
Quaker Nonviolence in Apartheid Cape Town, 1976–1990
European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 19, no. 4, 2020 — An article, based on archival research, about how white Quakers in apartheid-era Cape Town struggled with the meaning of their theological-political pacifism amid the systemic injustice of their society.
The Utopian Shadow of Normative Reconstruction
Constellations, vol. 25, no. 3, 2018 — An article about queer theory and the Frankfurt School, examining how a particular way of thinking about freedom and social reproduction can help us theorize the concretely utopian dimensions of intimacy and relationality.
Two other papers—
—are currently under review as well; one deals with tensions in the cultural politics of language, while another reexamines the status of the natural sciences in the critical theory of the early Frankfurt School. Available upon request.
Selected writing in interdisciplinary journals and in public-facing outlets
The Crisis of Language
Free Speech Battles series, spring 2021 — Short essay examining why debates about the politics of language, caught between competing frameworks of “speech and harm” and “discourse and power,” are today so apparently confused. Published in conjunction with a public lecture on language and violence (and technology).
Surveillance as Infrastructure
A Rumble in the Taupe Hum of Info-Capital – with Matthew Claudel
Journal of Design and Science, 2019 — A coauthored essay critiquing the Silicon Valley obsession with the Singularity as a symptom of the neoliberal project of “informational capitalism” in urban and digital space.
The Queerness of Distraction
Theology and Sexuality, 2014 — An essay on the implications for queer theory and religious studies of ways of thinking about time and subjectivity that start from discontinuity rather than coherence. Selected by the journal as an “Editor’s Choice” article for 2014.