Foucault’s Naissance de la Biopolitique

I’m giving a new paper (part of a chapter) on Foucault’s Naissance de la Biopolitique at the Crime and Punishment Workshop (Feb. 8th) and the Political Theory Workshop (Feb. 11th). It’s a first stab at Foucault’s understanding of the neo-liberal turn in criminology to homo œconomicus in Chicago School economics of crime and punishment (i.e. Becker, Stigler, Ehrlich). Mostly, it’ll be fun to see how poor my french translation skills are.

teaching fellow

It’s apparently time to write, as I have been awarded a Teaching and Research Dissertation Fellowship, which provides me the next 6 months to focus entirely on writing, before teaching a section of Social and Political Thought III in the Spring Quarter.

talks

I have a paper (that is nearly done, I promise) that I’ll be presenting in a few places in the coming months, called “To Kill a Thief: Locke and the Excess of Punishment.” I’ll be presenting it at the the University of Chicago Law School and in the Political Theory Workshop on April 6th and June 6th respectively, and at the MPSA meeting in two weeks here in Chicago.

winter quarter and books

Bought a bunch of books lately. because I have no self control. and the new quarter is now underway. Expect to see a few draft syllabi go online in the near future.

candidate

A few updates in terms of papers presented, classes taught, and phd candidacy finally achieved. I’ll put up the full version of the proposal at some future date. I will also have a few upcoming talks in the new year (workshops and conferences).

cleanup

cleaned up some spots on here. fixed some links. blah blah blah.