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    Introduction to Part II
    Radical Philosophy Review 18 (2): 263-265. 2015.
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    Toward Abolitionist Genealogy
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 55 (S1): 51-77. 2017.
    In this essay, I offer a brief for “abolitionist genealogy” as a method and philosophical practice. By locating instances of this method within the work of prison abolitionists who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated, I argue that such a method is already available to theorists and critical historians of the present if we are willing to attend to the absences and presences that constitute our academic communities. I ground my brief for abolitionist genealogy by centering the experiences of…Read more
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    To Kill a Thief
    Political Theory 40 (1): 58-83. 2012.
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    In his 1979 lectures, Foucault took particular interest in the reconfiguration of quotidian practices under neo-liberal human capital theory, re-describing all persons as entrepreneurs of the self. By the early 1980s, Foucault had begun to articulate a theory of ethical conduct driven not by the logic of investment, but of artistic development and self-care. This article uses Foucault’s account of human capital as a basis to explore the meaning and limits of Foucault’s final published works and …Read more
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    How I Learned to Keep Worrying and Love Teaching the Canon
    philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 2 (1): 78-81. 2012.
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    This essay argues that the thief, a liminal figure that haunts the boundary of political membership and the border between the law of reason and the law of beasts, drives Locke's accounts of the foundation of the commonwealth and the right to rebellion in the Second Treatise of Government Locke's political theory is best read through punishment as a theory of subject formation, which relies on an unstable concept of proportionality to produce this liminal figure in order to secure the member as …Read more