cv

This is an abbreviated Curriculum Vitae. You can download a full version of my cv in pdf format.


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.

2017 – present: Associate Professor (tenured);

2011 – 2017: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science.

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

2016 – 2017: Member, School of Social Science.

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

2008 – 2011: Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Collegiate Division.


EDUCATION

University of ChicagoDivision of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy, 2008; Master of Arts, 2004

Indiana UniversityCollege of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction (Economics), 2002 (Wells Scholar Class of 1998, Phi Beta Kappa)

London School of Economics and Political Science

General Course for Visiting Students, 2000-2001


PUBLICATIONS

Books:

reviewed in PhiloSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism and Journal for Peace and Justice Studies.

Papers:

Book Chapters:

  • “Active Intolerance: An Introduction,” (with Perry Zurn) in Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition, edited by Perry Zurn and Andrew Dilts. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • “Death Penalty Abolition in Neoliberal Times: The SAFE California Act and the Nexus of Savings and Security,” in Death and Other Penalties, edited by Geoffrey Adelsberg, Lisa Guenther, and Scott Zeman, Fordham University Press (2015).
  • “Law” in The Foucault Lexicon, Edited by Leonard Lawlor and John Nale, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • “African American Women: Intersectionality in Politics,” (with Jamila Celestine and Cathy J. Cohen), in The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, Edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr., 492-515, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Edited Volumes/Journal Issues:

  • Carceral Notebooks, Vol 12. “Challenging the Punitive Society,” Co-edited with Perry Zurn, 2016.
  • Special Symposium on “Political Theory and Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration,” (co- edited with Natalie Cisneros), in Radical Philosophy Review, issues 17.2 (Fall 2014) and 18.2 (Fall 2015).
  • Carceral Notebooks, Vol. 6. Special Issue on “Neoliberalism and ‘Crisis,'” Co-edited with Bernard Harcourt, 2010.
  • Carceral Notebooks, Vol. 4. Special Issue on “Discipline, Security, and Beyond,” Co-edited with Bernard Harcourt, 2008.

Reviews:

  • “Book Symposium: Social Death/Life, Fanon’s Phenomenology, and Prison Riots: Three Questions for Neil Roberts’ Freedom as Marronage.” Theory & Event 20:1 (January 2017): 201-206.
  • “Book Event: The Figure of the Migrant, by Thomas Nail: Migrants, Figures, and Bodies.” An und für sich, July 8, 2016.
  • “Book Review: Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons, by Banu Bargu.” Perspectives on Politics 13:3 (September 2015): 822-824.
  • “Book Review” Life Without Parole: America’s New Death Penalty?, edited by Charles Ogletree and Austin Sarat,” Law, Culture and the Humanities 10 (June 2014): 313-317.
  • Ajume Wingo. Veil Politics in Liberal Democratic States, in Foundations of Political Theory Book Review. Available online at http://political-theory.org/books/reviews/wingo.html

INVITED LECTURES and TALKS

  • Lecture, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, February 23, 2017
  • Interrogating Incarceration: Mercy and the PIC,” Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, February 15, 2017.
  • Political Theory Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, February 9, 2017
  • Lecture, “Abolitionist Killjoys and the Social Life of Social Death,” Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, December 5, 2016.
  • Invited Lecture, Spindel Conference: “Temporalities of Philosophical Inquiry: Critical Histories of the Present,” Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis, September 15-17, 2016.
  • Plenary Speaker, “Do Prisons Prevent Us from Achieving Gender and Racial Justice?” Central Washington University, April 26, 2016.
  • Plenary Speaker, “The Punitive Society and the GIP,” Columbia University, April 10, 2016.
  • Plenary Speaker, “Thinking Privilege,” Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Haverford College, April 8, 2016.
  • Lecture, “The Problematic (and Racist) Nature of a Colorblind Ideology” (w/ Adam Fingerhut) at Pizza & Politics,” LMU, Department of Political Science, October 13, 2015.
  • Lecture, University of Richmond, October, 5, 2015.
  • Invited Lecture, University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Political Science, April 30, 2015.
  • Invited Talk, University of Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium, Department of Political Science, April 17, 2015.
  • Invited Respondent for “Author Meets Critics Roundtable” on Punishment and Inclusion, Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 4, 2015.
  • Invited Keynote Lecture, “Beyond Prisons: The Future of Prisons,” Philosophy Graduate Student Conference 2015, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, Feb. 27-28, 2015.
  • Invited Lecture, New School University for Social Research, Feb. 19, 2015.
  • Invited Lecture, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 17, 2015.
  • Invited Lecture, LMU Faculty Pub Night, Jan 20, 2015.
  • Invited Respondent for Solitary Confinement: Social Death and its Afterlives, by Lisa Guenther (Author-Meets-Critics panel, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Annual Meeting), Oct. 23, 2014.
  • “To Look, But Not To See: Felon Voting Rights, Political Membership, and the Limits of Contemporary Liberal Theory” at Rethinking Mass Incarceration: Gender, Race, and the Prison Industrial Complex, The 44th Annual Cal State Fullerton Philosophy Symposium, April 10-11, 2014.
  • Invited Commentator for “In What We Tend to Feel is Without History—Foucault, Affect, & the Ethics of Curiosity” by Lauren Guilmette (Graduate Student Prize paper, Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Annual Meeting), Oct. 25, 2013.
  • “Giving the Prisoners the Floor: On the California Prison Hunger Strikes,” at Pizza & Politics, LMU Department of Political Science, Sep. 5 2013.
  • “The Right to Vote and White Supremacy,” at LMU Honors Program Annual 60 Second Lectures, Oct. 19, 2012.
  • Invited Discussant, CAL-APSA 2012, UCLA Department of Political Science, Oct. 6, 2012.
  • “The Impossible Gift of the Pardon” at UCLA Political Theory Workshop, April 13, 2012.
  • “How Liberalism Succeeds by Failing the Felon” at Luther College, February 25, 2011.
  • Participating Faculty & Text Seminar Leader, Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Città di Castello, Italy, July 2009.
  • “From Slavery to Prison” at Modern Day Slavery and Slave-Like Conditions, Breaking Grounds, University of Chicago, April 15, 2008.

AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

  • Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, 2016-2017.
  • College Fellowship (Competitive Course Buyout), Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, LMU, Spring 2013.
  • Faculty Research Account (Competitive Research Grant), Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, LMU, 2012-2015.
  • Summer Research Grant, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, LMU, Summer 2012.
  • Harper-Schmidt Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago, 2008-2011.
  • Dissertation Research and Teaching Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2007-2008.
  • Grodzins Prize Lectureship, University of Chicago, 2006.
  • University Fellow, University of Chicago, 2002-2006.
  • Best Senior Thesis in Economics, Indiana University, 2002.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2002.
  • James E. Moffat Book Award – Indiana University Department of Economics, 2000 & 2001.
  • Herman B Wells Scholar – Indiana University, 1997.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • “‘No Prison is Safe for No One’: Prison Pinkwashing, Anti-Violence Activism, and Queer Prison Abolition,” on Resisting Violence(s) Against Black Bodies: Worlding, Sounding, and Abolition, American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, Nov. 19, 2016.
  • Roundtable Participant for “Iris Young’s Justice and the Politics of Difference: 25 Years On,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, Sept. 2015.
  • Roundtable Participant for “Diagnosing the Contemporary: Critical Genealogies of the Present,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA, Sept. 2015.
  • Roundtable Participant for “Deploying Genealogy: Designs for Critical Political Inquiry,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas NV, Apr. 2015.
  • “The Pleasures of Social Life/Death Under Mass Incarceration,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 6-9, 2014.
  • “Toward an Abolitionist Political Theory,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, April 19, 2014.
  • “Death Penalty Abolition in Neoliberal Times: The SAFE California Act and the Nexus of Savings and Security,” Rethinking Prisons Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 2013; American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL Sept. 1, 2013.
  • “The Impossibility of Free Black Labor: Convict Leasing and Du Bois’ ‘On the Meaning of Progress’,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Hollywood, CA, March 2013; Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities Annual Meeting, London, UK, March 2013.
  • “Feminist and Continental Pedagogy,” Roundtable participant, PhiloSOPHIA Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, May 5-8, 2011.
  • “Criminality as Seriality,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 21-23, 2011.
  • “Force, War, and Slavery in Locke’s Second Treatise: The Problem of “Highwaymen” in 17th Century England,” Radical Philosophy Association Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR, Nov. 13, 2010; Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Mar. 11-12, 2011.
  • “Citizens Sans Frontières?”, Peculiar Institutions: The Society of Fellows Annual Weissbourd Conference and Lecture, Chicago IL, April 22-24, 2010.
  • “From ‘Entrepreneur of the Self’ to ‘Care of the Self’: Neoliberal Governmentality and Foucault’s Ethics,” Foucault Circle, Baltimore, MD, April 2010; Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2010; Political Theory Workshop, University of Chicago, April 19, 2010; American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 28, 2010.
  • “Sovereignty and Membership: The Power to Pardon in Rousseau and Hegel, and the Inevitable Limits of Civil Rights Restoration,” Association for the study of Law, Culture and the Humanities Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, March 2010.
  • “Punishing Blackness at the Ballot Box: A Genealogy of Disenfranchisement in Maryland,” Worldmaking: The Society of Fellows Annual Weissbourd Conference and Lecture, Chicago IL, April 10-11, 2009, and Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2010.
  • “Highway Robbers, Tyrants, and Animals: Criminal Subjectivity and Sovereignty in Locke’s Second Treatise,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC, Canada, March 20, 2009.
  • “Michel Foucault meets Gary Becker: Criminality beyond Discipline and Punish,” Presented at the Crime and Punishment Workshop, University of Chicago Law School, February 8, 2008, Political Theory Workshop, University of Chicago, February 11, 2008, Le Carcéral, Sécurité, and Beyond: Rethinking Michel Foucault’s 1978-1979 Collège de France Lectures, University of Chicago Paris Center, Paris, June 6, 2008, and American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August 30, 2008.
  • “To Kill a Thief: Locke and the Excess of Punishment,” Presented at the Crime and Punishment Workshop, University of Chicago Law School, April 6th, 2007, the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago IL, April 12 2007, and the Political Theory Workshop, University of Chicago, June 6th, 2007.
  • “Foucault and Felon Disenfranchisement,” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, March 18, 2006, the Crime and Punishment Workshop, University of Chicago Law School, April 14, 2006, the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2006, and Contextualizing the Continent: European Thought Beyond Europe, DePaul University Department of Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, March 31, 2007.
  • “An Intersectional Approach to Youth Participation and the Gender Gap,” with Marissa I. Guerrero. Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, September 1, 2006.
  • “The ’So-called Gift in the [im]proper Sense’: Gifts and Alienation in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right,” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL, April 8, 2005 and at the Political Theory Workshop, University of Chicago, May 9, 2005.
  • “Being/Becoming Felon: Identity and Felon Disenfranchisement,” Presented at the Political Theory Workshop, University of Chicago, November 1, 2004, and at the Science, Technology, Society, and the State Workshop, University of Chicago, October 27, 2004.

SERVICE and PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Association for Political Theory, Governance Committee, 2016-2017.
  • Association for Political Theory, Program Committee Co-Chair, 2016.
  • LMU Honors Advisory Council, 2015-present.
  • LMU Faculty Senate, Social Sciences Representative, Loyola Marymount University, 2012-2015.
  • Collegiate Faculty Chair (Social Sciences), Society of Fellows, University of Chicago, 2010-2011.
  • Society of Fellows Annual Weissbourd Conference, Co-Organizer, 2009-2010.
  • Reviewer: Journal of Politics; American Sociological Review; American Journal of Sociology; Foucault Studies; History of Human Sciences; Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory; Contemporary Political Theory; Constellations
  • Foundations of Political Theory, Online Book Review Editor, 2007-2008.
  • Graduate Student Representative for Political Science Hiring Committee, 2004-2005.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


References, teaching history, and other information can be found in the full CV in pdf format.