Senior Research Fellow, 2015-2017
Fugitive Life: On the Abandonment of the Contemporary
"Fugitive Life: On the Abandonment of the Contemporary" draws on ethnographic research and media analysis to analyze multiple recent moments of state violence in Mexico and the United States. Pushing against the pessimism of contemporary biopolitical analysis that often presumes resistance as an analog to power and a power that continually makes subjects, this project suggests that fugitive life seeks to abandon the contemporary. Such a framework allows researchers to witness furtive moments and instantiations of racial, gender, and Other projects of social justice.