Epistemological Impossibilities

Saturday, December 3, 2016

I am very pleased to share an article written by Dr. Timothy Nunan based on his interview of me for the Global History Forum, sponsored by the Toynbee Prize Foundation. Timothy and I had a great conversation about my dissertation "American Streets, Foreign Territory" and now book manuscript, and he wrote up a stellar description of some of the work I've done. In particular, he situates my work within the broader fields of global history and the history of empire, with a focus on some of my methodological innovations. Please check it out!

Monday, November 14, 2016

I just received an e-mail with the only good news I have heard in the horrific last week. Transportation Alternatives, the NYC-based advocacy organization that works on pedestrian and cyclist safety and access, has issued a statement of its commitment to putting racial justice at the core of its work. The statement recognizes not only that unsafe streets are more unsafe for people of color but also that demands for police intervention to make streets safer can put those very same folks at new risks of penal sanction. This is extremely important.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Community policing is a confusing term. It joins together two of the most ambiguous words in the English language. Despite this ambiguity, its power resides not in what it purports to mean—a partnership of the police agencies and the people they protect forged through the fluid exchange of intelligence from the latter to the former—but in what it reveals about the purpose and mechanism of the police-led fabrication of social order. Here are some thoughts about why we should be wary not simply of community policing but of community itself.

Past Talks

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 11:45am
Room A, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego
Panel: The Color of Modernization: American Racial Politics and International Development

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