My new book, entitled Naming Violence: A Critical Theory of Genocide, Torture, and Terrorism, is now forthcoming with Columbia University Press. It will appear in the New Directions in Critical Theory series. The book summarizes the findings of the JUDGEPOL project.
More information about the precise publication date as well as an event I hope to organize around the book shall follow soon.
Information about the next event organized by the project, in collaboration with Mihaela Mihai (Edinburgh) and Vassilis Paipais (St Andrews) can be found here: https://judgepol.sps.ed.ac.uk/events/upcoming-events/
We are doing a roundtable in Edinburgh and a pre-read workshop in St Andrews. Our goal is to explore the contentious relationship between ontology, critique and democratic politics, by simultaneously engaging with recent scholarship on the “ontological turn” in political theory and with reflections around the interface between varieties of critique and democratic agency.
All welcome, but prior registration is required at: https://goo.gl/JXuBk3.
Our workshop on “Imagining Violence” during the ECPR Joint Sessions went really well. Not only were the discussions extremely interesting, we also had a great time in Pisa, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. It will take a few weeks to process all the feedback I received! One of the participants was so kind to share the following impression with us:
It really was the kind of rare and wonderful event that reminds me why I love to be in academia. I learned so much and feel lucky to have been a part of it!
Maša Mrovlje and Hugh McDonell, the two postdocs on Mihaela’s GREYZONE project, have now written up a report on what we debated during the workshop. You can find it here.
Louis Fletcher, who is writing his PhD thesis on the genealogy of democratic peace theory (funded by the JUDGEPOL project), has just been awarded the Robert L. Platzman Fellowship from the University of Chicago. This funding will help Louis in undertaking archival research in Chicago. Congratulations!