Title: The Argonic Politics of Voice: Idle Speech, Democracy, and the Attitude/Behaviour Gap Abstract: Democratic theory has not yet dealt one of the central methodological problems of the social sciences: the “attitude-behaviour gap” (sometimes referred to as the problem of “words-deeds inconsistency”). Empirical studies of dialogue show that what people profess to do, or feel […]
CPSA 2018: “Missing Children: Centring Childhood and the Intergenerational Transmission of Coloniality”
Title “Missing Children: Centring Childhood and the Intergenerational Transmission of Coloniality” Abstract It is central to the maintenance of colonialism and its cognate structures that every generation is socialized through interpersonal violence into a prevailing civilizational order. Violence is endemic in the process by which some children are taught to dehumanize others as initiation into […]
Title “Women and Children First! The Ideal of Co-Emancipation in Feminist and Gender Critique” Abstract In the mid-20th century, scholars and activists began incorporating childhood and the rights of children into feminist discourse. Shulamith Firestone contended in 1969, for instance, that feminists must be cautious to “include the oppression of children in any programme for […]
My article, “Everyday Deeds: Enactive Protest, Exit, and Silence in Deliberative Systems,” has been published in Political Theory, Volume 45, Issue 5, October 2017.
APT 2017 Conference Presentation: “Making Critical Theory Great Again: Frankfurt School and Socialization,” Association of Political Theory (APT), Ann Arbour, MI.
“Making Critical Theory Great Again: Frankfurt School and Socialization,” Association of Political Theory (APT), Ann Arbour, MI.
CPSA 2017 Conference Presentation: “Delimited Consent: Understanding Settler Colonial Strategies of Recognition, Reconciliation, and Consultation”
“Delimited Consent: Understanding Settler Colonial Strategies of Recognition, Reconciliation, and Consultation” Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA), Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
APSA 2017 Conference Presentation: “Illegitimate Children: Critical Theory and the Recovery of Childhood Agency”
“Illegitimate Children: Critical Theory and the Recovery of Childhood Agency,” American Political Science Association (APSA), San Francisco. Abstract In the early-20th century, theorists associated with the Frankfurt School incorporated Marxist emancipatory ideals and Freudian psychoanalytic theory to develop a research program centering on how patriarchal childhood socialization could produce subjects, and therefore a public, disposed […]
WPSA 2017 Conference Presentation: “Young Thugs: Childhood, Criminality, and the Denial of Black and Native Agency”
“Young Thugs: Childhood, Criminality, and the Denial of Black and Native Agency,” Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Vancouver, BC.
“Settler Colonialism as Domestication and Depoliticization of Indigeneity” for What is a Colony? What is Colonialism? University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Abstract Among the distinct features constituting settler colonialism we can identify the dispossession of Indigenous peoples of their lands, a correlative assertion of settler sovereignty over the land, and the moral imperative of […]
Presentation at the Association of Political Theory, Columbus, Ohio (2016). Abstract I argue in this paper that the violence of black slavery and its afterlife in modern antiblackness are a function of western misopedy, or a deep enmity toward children and childhood based on the child’s lack of speech and reason. Almost without exception, western […]