Areas of Expertise/Research interests
- European philosophy
- political philosophy
- environmental philosophy
Current Research and projects
I am currently working on two major research projects.
The first is a book manuscript on The Figure of the Migrant. This project aims to develop a definition and political philosophy of the migrant that challenges the traditional one, based on the figure of the citizen.
The manuscript engages theories of movement, place, displacement and ultimately argues for the revolutionary capacity of this figure in contemporary politics.
The second is on the relationship between Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault and includes several sub-projects:
- a book project—edited co-edited with Nicolae Morar and Daniel W. Smith— titled, "Between Deleuze and Foucault;"
- a journal issue of Foucault Studies titled, Foucault and Deleuze: Ethics, Politics, Psychoanalysis, co-edited with Nicolae Morar and Daniel W. Smith;
- a conference/workshop—organized with Nicolae Morar and Daniel W. Smith—titled "Between Deleuze and Foucault," held at Purdue University Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2012; and
- a transcription and translation of Gilles Deleuze's audio course lectures on Michel Foucault (1985-1986) as part of a grant from Purdue University, in collaboration with the Université de Paris VIII and published on La Voix de Deleuze.
For more information on these projects, visit our website, Between Deleuze and Foucault.
My work draws on contemporary European philosophy—especially the work of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Michel Foucault, and Alain Badiou—and uses it to understand recent political events: revolutionary struggles, border and migration politics, and environmental resistance.
PhD, University of Oregon
MA, University of Oregon
BA, University of North Texas
CV, course syllabi, and a complete list of downloadable publications are available on my website.