The United States originates in settler colonialism, slavery, empire, and a long history of giving refuge to some while refusing refuge to others.
The “border” is not a line on the ground, but a tool to enable violence and surveillance.
So long as the state can criminalize movement and eliminate groups deemed undesirable, no one is free.
Introducing a new series to push forward our thinking and action about immigration and borders.
Why excavate these Reformation characters—the preacher and the werewolf—now? What do they have to teach us?
Caesuras do things to stories—and to readers, even readers too young to know the term.
Machines learned racism from humans. Perhaps humans can now learn about that racism from the very machines they taught.
These poems undo the cultural invisibility of America’s Native Nations. They also, with unique abundance, secure the value of poetry itself.
Games like Crusader Kings III build feudalism into their code, and in so doing assert the supremacy of the modern global North.
History, Ann Stoler showed, is not just political action, disconnected from daily domestic acts. Intimate relations are worthy of serious study.
Climate change didn’t just wreck the planet; it closed off and reshaped the future. Even utopia—if we reach it—will be a mess.
When prospective home buyers hire a real estate agent, they may end up getting more than they had pictured themselves bargaining for.
Why would Dante need help? Because if the poet’s only readers are Dante scholars, then we’ll all lose out. Dante deserves better, and so do we.
Videogames that demand female protagonists commit—and receive—violence may be captivating, thoughtful, and moral. But they are not fun to play.
How have data-centric systems perpetuated racial capitalism, and how have different communities, particularly in the global South, resisted this datafication?
Many think the loss of discrete queer spaces is bad, even as the loss of the need for them is good. What is the nature of that loss?