“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 […]
2016. “Everyday Deeds: Enactive Protest, Exit, and Silence in Deliberative Systems” Political Theory.
2016. “Democracy, Agency, and Radical Children’s Geographies,” in The Practice of Freedom: Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt Volume 3, eds. Richard J. White, Simon Springer and Marcelo Lopes de Souza (Washington: Rowman and Littlefield) (forthcoming).
Settler Colonial Studies – “Feral Children: Settler Colonialism, Progress and the Figure of the Child”
“Feral Children: Settler Colonialism, Progress and the Figure of the Child” in Settler Colonial Studies Abstract Settler colonialism is structured in part according to the principle of civilizational progress yet the roots of this doctrine are not well understood. Disparate ideas of progress and practices related to colonial dispossession and domination can be traced back […]
So you want to work in solidarity with black and Indigenous peoples. Well, here are a few things you should know but probably haven’t considered. First, black and Indigenous peoples aren’t homogeneous. They do not hold monolithic perspectives on any issue. There is deep disagreement within these communities. You cannot and should not adjudicate between […]
On the Failure of Superhero Movies. Or: Never Meet your Superheroes. Or: The Guardians of the Galaxy Effect. Or: They’re all SHAZAM!
Thor is Not Supposed to be Funny and He’s Not Your Friend Why did Green Lantern and every iteration of Fantastic Four suck so bad? Why are other franchises bordering on the same kind of suckage? I think it’s because film-makers think we want to be friends with the superheroes. We don’t. We might think we do, […]
Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence – “Mandates of the State: Canadian Sovereignty, Democracy, and Indigenous Claims”
2014. “Mandates of the State: Canadian Sovereignty, Democracy and Indigenous Claims” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 27, 1: 225-238.
Revised: March 2, 2015 I have been asked many times to write about what it means to be an ‘ally’ or work in solidarity with marginalized groups. I am not fond of the term ‘ally’, nor do I think a ‘rule-book’ for aligning oneself with marginalized groups is a good idea. And so I have […]