Jarrett Zigon: Disapointment

Jarrett Zigon: Disapointment

"I really think this is the most important intellectual work we could be doing today... A politics with a vision. A politics of worldbuilding. A politics that recognizes the long, hard work of it. A politics that goes beyond the weekend protest that looks good on TV and is more defined by the everyday, nitty-gritty, hard work of showing up and trying to build a new world.”

Ulises Ali Mejias: Off The Network

Ulises Ali Mejias: Off The Network

“That experience of being in this country as an immigrant, both inside and outside, having to adopt certain ways of thinking and having to erase other ways of thinking, other parts of me that cannot be rendered in this new context, I think that's where this idea [of nodocentrism] came from.”

Karmen MacKendrick: Failing Desire

Karmen MacKendrick: Failing Desire

“If I set failure as a goal, then I put myself into a paradoxical position because either I fail to reach it--so in some sense I've succeeded at failing--or I succeed in reaching it, in which case I failed at failing. Paradoxes and impossible goals really intrigue me.”

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley: Black Women in Sequence

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley: Black Women in Sequence

“I was thinking about the historical moment in which it was created and I was thinking about it as a cultural critic and cultural historian who is interested in issues of social justice, who is interested in reading people who have at times been marginal to the narrative... But also leaving some room for ambiguity.”

Laurent de Sutter: Narcocapitalism

Laurent de Sutter: Narcocapitalism

“There's always the nostalgia of something with the concept of biopolitics. And it's even more visible with Agamben. I mean I love Agamben...but I must confess that there is something that I cannot accept...the underlying nostalgia for something that would be pure and authentic.”

Ramzi Fawaz: The New Mutants

Ramzi Fawaz: The New Mutants

"A book that can show you how the distinct operations, both the form and the content of particular comics, speak to much wider structures of power, identity politics, and social reality...that, to me, is a strong study.

Nick Hewlett: Blood and Progress

Nick Hewlett: Blood and Progress

"In so many circumstances, violence on the part of dominant powers and dominant people is allowed to take place because inequalities are allowed to exist and persist... In order to struggle for the eradication of violence, it needs  to go hand in hand with the eradication of inequality."

Trevor G. Smith: Politicizing Digital Space

Trevor G. Smith: Politicizing Digital Space

"This goes back to why Arendt argued that we needed 'public' and 'private.' The 'private' is kind of a refuge from politics. Even though politics is a good thing, you don't want to be in it and doing it all the time because that's exhausting."

Tony D. Sampson: The Assemblage Brain

Tony D. Sampson: The Assemblage Brain

"I managed to refuse to have a mobile phone... I can sit there in a train carriage, look out the window, and, of course there’s some kind of mediation going on there, but it’s free from the kind of mediation which seems to consume most of us most of the time."