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 civil rights and antiwar movements. Below are a selection of related working papers and recent talks. Some papers can be made available upon request.
My review of Jennet Kirkpatrick’s The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics is available in advance online at Political Theory.
"Fidelity to Truth: Gandhi and the Genealogy of Civil Disobedience," now in print in the latest issue of Political Theory.
Recent and Upcoming Talks
"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
"Gandhi and the Genealogy of Civil Disobedience," Philosophy and Social Science. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, May 2017
"Gandhi and the Genealogy of Civil Disobedience," Riot, Refusal, Refuge. Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Brown University. April 2017
"Two Cheers for Populism," Department of Classics. Cornell University. October 2016
"Reconstructing Civil Disobedience: Pragmatism and Making Problems Public," Transformations of Civil Disobedience. Barnard College, Columbia University. May 2016
"The Cost of Liberty: Du Bois's John Brown," Imagining Violence: The Politics of Narrative and Representation. ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop. Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, April 2016