Dr. Toby Rollo holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto. He has recently been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to be held at the University of British Columbia from 2016 to 2018.
Dr. Rollo’s research examines the variety of exclusions built into modern conceptions of citizenship and political agency, with a particular focus on how problems of diversity, inclusion, consent and voice feature in contemporary political theory and practice. His work on the limits of democratic citizenship and agency extends into the fields of political geography, postcolonial theory, comparative political theory, Canadian politics, and the politics of children and childhood.
Dr. Rollo’s published work on these issues includes “Everyday Deeds: Protest, Silence, and Exit in Deliberative Systems” in Political Theory; “Feral Children: Settler Colonialism, Progress, and the Figure of the Child” in Settler Colonial Studies; “Mandates of the State: Canadian Sovereignty, Democracy, and Indigenous Claims” in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence; a co-authored book chapter, “Setter Colonialism and the Consolidation of Canada in the Twentieth Century,” in The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism (forthcoming); and “Democracy, Agency, and Radical Children’s Geographies,” in The Practice of Freedom: Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt Volume 3” (forthcoming).
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