Lovely review of “Remote Warfare”

I recently stumbled upon a lovely review of my co-edited collection, Remote Warfare: New Cultures of Violence in Security Dialogue. Here’s a spoiler:

This book is an excellent resource for researchers intent on forming a better understanding of the methodological challenges that are reflected in researching trauma in complex environments, such as the distant battlefield, and how contemporary modes of approaching this topic have shifted over time.

Interview on #COVIDCalls

I am a little bit in awe of the work that Scott Gabriel Knowles is doing on his thoughtful, wide-ranging, and generally epic COVIDCalls podcast.

I joined him for a conversation back in May, which you can find here. In addition to talking about Coronavirus Lost and Found, we also talked about how we talk about the pandemic in general, the problems with discourses of resiliency, and more. Visit the site to listen to my interview or any of the hundreds (!) of others he has done since the spring of 2020.

“Curating for Culture” Workshop

A belated thanks to my new friends at Curating for Culture for their invitation to host an online workshop on pandemic archiving last month. This Bangalore-based collective is creating online archival spaces where people can record their pandemic experiences, and supporting others who want to launch their own archival projects. Their work is outstanding. A recording of my workshop, “Acknowledging the Crisis,” is available here.

Don’t tell my other publications …

… but this might be my favorite article that I’ve ever written.

I’m still astonished that the editors saw fit to include my piece in a special issue of Cultural Studies on “The Cultural Politics of COVID-19,” which is full of work by amazing scholars.

You can find my article, “Enduring COVID-19, Nevertheless” here.

And the whole issue is open-access and free to download until June 30th (thanks, Routledge).

Remote Warfare – a new co-edited collection!

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.