"Coalitions" / Political Theory

Black Imperative: A Forum on Solidarity in the Age of Coalition

by Nicholas Brady and John Murillo III “Surrender to blackness.” A grammatical imperative. Grammatical because syntactically it marks a command to or demand of a generalized addressee: “(Everyone) surrender to blackness.” Grammatical because the black flesh scarred and tattooed by these illegible hieroglyphics enunciates at the level of symbolic and ontological world orders: “Surrender to … Continue reading

Political Theory

The Void Speaks Back: Black Suffering as the Unthought of the American Studies Association’s Academic Boycott of Israel

By Nicholas Brady The black is off the map, and it is from this void that I encounter the discourse around the recent passing of a resolution by the American Studies Association in support of the international boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against the Israeli occupation of Palestine. In spite of good intentions it … Continue reading