Racial Profiling, Security, and Human Rights: State-Sanctioned Violence and Anti-Blackness

The police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, a transman, sparked the current uprising, but we shouldn’t forget the much longer list of people, women and trans people included, we’ve lost because of police brutality and the violence that civilians, vigilantes supposedly enforcing law and order in their communities, also inflict on … Continue reading

How a Divided USA Faces a Convergence of Multiple Crises

This essay is a slightly revised version of the original English-language version of an op-ed translated into Slovak for Pravda, which posted it on June 2, 2020: https://spravy.pravda.sk/svet/clanok/553237-rozdelene-usa-celia-viacerym-krizam/ I appreciate the interest that Pravda, a newspaper in Slovakia, has in covering the escalating situation in Minneapolis and national responses to it, from the White House to … Continue reading

Police Brutality, Mass Protests, & Demands for Racial Justice

I was interviewed on the current civil unrest in the United States, which is being closely watched all over the world.  I’m posting a link to “Systemic racism in the U.S. assumes a variety of covert and overt forms,” which is on the website of the human rights organization, Organization for Defending Victims of Violence … Continue reading

TEACHING and MENTORING

My teaching reflects my interests as an intellectual, which are quite broad-ranging.  However, the topics and themes of highest priority to me are those that “world social sciences”— attentive to the structurally-induced “knowledge divides” that characterize the international division of intellectual labor—deem to be of high priority (ISSC 2010).  This is so, in good part, … Continue reading