My research focuses, generally speaking, on two areas. First, I am engaged in several trajectories of research in the political theory of work, labor, and capitalism. This includes articles on a feminist political theoretical analysis of Alexa, Google Assistant, and other home-based artificial intelligence devices; on Karl Marx, capitalism, and affect, and on behavioral economics and neoliberalism. It also involves in-progress manuscripts on Silicon Valley ideologies of work, anti-work politics and democratic theory.
Second, I draw on recent developments in critical ethnic studies to examine contemporary political phenomena and current debates in political theory. So far, this has taken the form of an article on anti-black racism, slavery, and biopolitics, and in-progress article manuscripts on how the “All Lives Matter” rejoinder to #BlackLivesMatter is conceptually and political connected to other modes of antiblack racism, and on the legal theory of Sonia Sotomayor in relation to African-American political thought.
My other research interests include feminist theory, such as my article on Simone de Beauvoir, Sara Ahmed, and gendered emotional subjectivity, and pedagogy, such as an article under review about podcasting in the political science classroom.
- “Alexa, Alert Me When the Revolution Comes: Gender, Affect, and Labor the Age of Home-Based Artificial Intelligence,” New Political Science 41 (2), 173-191 (with Amy Schiller)
- “Vital Forces: Marx and the Tension of Capitalist Affect,” 2018. Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association 7 (1)
- “The ‘Enigma of Biopolitics’: Antiblackness, Modernity, and Roberto Esposito’s Biopolitics,” 2017. Political Theory, doi: 10.1177/0090591717737474
- “Timely Politics: A Political Theory of Messianic, Evangelical, and Queer Temporalities,” 2017. Theory & Event 20 (4), 923-949 (with Joanna Tice Jen)
- “Emotional Orientations: Simone de Beauvoir and Sara Ahmed on Subjectivity and the Emotional Phenomenology of Gender,” 2016. philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 6 (2), 215-240
- “Behavioral Economics as Neoliberalism: Producing and Governing ‘Homo Economicus,’ 2015. Contemporary Political Theory 14 (2), 137-158
Invited Book Reviews
- “The Pedagogy of Feminist Theory.” Symposium on The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory, ed. Lisa Disch and Mary Hawkesworth (2016) Politics & Gender 14 (2) e10, 13-17