Last summer, I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to chat with Sarah Ellen Ford of the Books Aren’t Dead podcast about Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War. Our conversation is now available here.
It exists! This collection has its origins in a long-ago conference hallway, when the inimitable Dave Kieran and I realized that we wanted to organize a different kind of conversation about remote warfare. We wanted to broaden the scope beyond drones and shift the inquiry beyond the usual intractable debates about the morality and efficacy of violence meted out from a distance. I think we did it.
I’m so grateful to Dave for his spirited co-editorship, and to the contributors for their patience, creativity, and intellectual generosity.
Today, when collecting my work mail for the first time in months, I found a copy of the most recent issue of American Studies, where I published an article called “The Limits of Recognition: Rethinking Conventional Critiques of Drone Warfare.” Thanks to the editors and the two anonymous readers for their thoughtful engagement with my ideas and all the nudges in the direction of making them better.
… available here. Thanks to Jonathan Vincent for giving my work such thoughtful consideration.
… about Coronavirus Lost and Found, the public archive I launched earlier this spring.
It’s available here.
I continue to be astonished by contributions I’ve received, the candor and generosity with which people have shared their pandemic stories of losing and finding. I’m so grateful to the writers who allowed me to share their work again with a broader audience.
I don’t usually use this forum to talk about my students’ work, but it’s been such an eventful week that I couldn’t resist.
Ali Knowles published a *peer-reviewed* paper, “How Donald Trump Tweeted his way into the White House,” in the UMBC Review, a journal of undergraduate research.
And Kenneth-Julius M’Bale presented – virtually, of course – on “Cuckolding Culture in Rap” at this year’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD).
I’m really proud of them both.