In addition to the start of yet another quarter, I’ll be presenting some work at a few places in the coming weeks.
- Western PSA is just around the corner, and I’ll be presenting a very preliminary draft of some thoughts on Locke, Agamben, and criminal subjectivity.
- I’ll be talking a bit about the history of Maryland’s criminal disenfranchisement statutes at the annual Weissbourd Conference on Worldmaking in early April.
it is, apparently, time to get going again with the teaching. Updated syllabi are available on the courses page.
The final program for Le Carcéral, Sécurité, and Beyond is now available. It’s going to be a great little conference, so if you happen to be in Paris in a few weeks, you should totally come and argue about Foucault with us!
Prof. Bernard Harcourt and I will be running a conference in June through the University of Chicago Paris Center entitled Le Carcéral, Sécurité, and Beyond: Rethinking Michel Foucault’s 1978-1979 Collège de France Lectures. The preliminary program is even available online.
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.
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.
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.
I spent three years working for Prof. Cathy Cohen on the University of Chicago Black Youth Project. Prof. Cohen was on Chicago Public Radio this morning talking about our findings. The entire interview is online as an mp3.
Here is a roundup of the print media coverage: Chicago Tribune, Sun Times, AP, USA Today, Reuters.
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.
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).