My current book project, Freedom Now: Inventing Civil Disobedience in Twentieth-Century America, looks at the genealogy of civil disobedience and the politics of nonviolence in the long civil rights movement. Below are a selection of related working papers and recent talks. Some papers can be made available upon request.
My review essay on Candice Delmas’s A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should be Uncivil and the new civil disobedience debates now out at Res Publica (7/19).
Reading Rosa Luxemburg in the era of the Anthropocene: My latest in a critical exchange on climate change, the general strike, and William Connolly’s Facing the Planetary now out at Contemporary Political Theory
Recent and Upcoming Talks
“What’s Love Got to Do with It? India, Jim Crow, and the Political Theology of Civil Disobedience” and “Reconstructing King: How the Philosophy of Civil Disobedience Displaced the Politics of Nonviolence,” Summer Institute in American Philosophy, University of Dayton, July 2019
“Love, Law, and Civil Disobedience,” Race and Politics Workshop, University of Oregon, Dept. of Political Science, June 2019
“Violence and Nonviolence in Civil Disobedience,” Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, April 2019
“Love, Law, and Civil Disobedience,” Seeing Beyond the Veil: Race-ing Key Concepts in Political Theory. Brown University, November 2018
"Power for the Powerless: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Late Theory of Civil Disobedience," Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. Cornell University, April 2018
Pragmatism Working Group, Center for Cultural Analysis. Rutgers University, Oct 2017
"Beyond Birmingham: King, Disobedience, and the Powers of Non-Violence" Political Theory Colloquium, Department of Politics. University of Virginia, September 2017