My current book project, Revolutionary Nonviolence: Freedom and Disobedience in Twentieth-Century America, examines the practices of freedom and experiments with nonviolence pursued by mid-century activists in the civil rights, anti-war, and women's liberation movements, and their lessons for contemporary debates concerning civil disobedience and democratic citizenship. Below are a selection of related working papers and recent talks. Some papers can be made available upon request.
- An online advance version of my latest article, "Between Means and Ends: Reconstructing Coercion in Dewey's Democratic Theory," is now available at American Political Science Review.
- Recent reviews of Damn Great Empires! at Contemporary Political Theory and Theory & Event
Recent and Upcoming Talks
- Pragmatism Working Group, Center for Cultural Analysis. Rutgers University, Oct 2017
- "Disobedience in Dark Times," Political Theory Colloquium, Department of Politics. University of Virginia, Sept 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
- "Means, Ends, and the Politics of Coercion," Towards an Ecological Society: The Tenth Annual Alfred North Whitehead Conference. Pomona College, June 2015
- "Means, Ends, and the Politics of Coercion," Making Social Science Pragmatic. University of Oregon, May 2015
- Articulating Politics: An Authors-Meets-Readers Conference. University of Chicago, April 2015