This October I’m speaking as part of the Robert Gooding-Williams Scholar Session at SPEP. Part of my talk discusses his work on the Rodney King video. Given the current and extremely local-to-me debates about whether and to whom police do…

I’m in the middle of writing a book for Duke UP, and I thought I’d post the current version of the introduction to give y’all a sense of what I’m writing about this year. I’ve pasted the opening pages below,…

  Attali argued that both postwar avant-garde art music and economic theory used the “laws of acoustics” to transform chance and indeterminacy into features rather than bugs. Both practices developed ways of positing background patterns or parameters behind foreground noise….

Nature just published another entry in the “is musical preference biological or cultural?” debate. It’s getting a lot of press attention now. Scholars outside the hard sciences are pretty much (as Nick Seaver put it) “duh” about it. I fall…

Up till now I’ve mostly read Veit Erlmann’s Reason & Resonance like Deleuze and Guattari suggested one read A Thousand Plateaus: jump in and read the slice you’re most interested in at the moment. This summer I’m going to try…

After the 2008 financial crisis, we all know about the subprime mortgage bubble. Lenders gave out tons of subprime mortgages, mostly to blacks and Latinos, and then investors made tons of money by betting against these homeowners’ ability to repay…

This is part of the book manuscript that I’m working on this summer. It’s from the part in the intro where I lay out the basic terms of my argument, which is this: Theories of neoliberal political economy, post-identity biopolitics,…

So it’s kind of surprising (not surprising) to me that this 2013 talk of mine is pertinent two different times this week. It relates to two separate discussions of philosophy, diverse philosophical practices, and diverse philosophy practitioners. I already talked about…

There’s some debate in the philosophy blogosphere right now about the ‘gentrification’ of underrepresented areas in the field–in particular, Latin American philosophy. Axel Arturo Barceló Aspeitia’s original post over at PhilPercs articulates the concern that the mainstreamization of Latin American philosophy,…

Here’s the text of my talk at IASPM this weekend, “Leaning Into The Red: On The Sonic Dimensions of Black Feminist Responses to Post-Feminism.” It’s a 7500 word paper, so I’m only going to give the first half of it….