Celine Song’s "Past Lives" challenges the typical message of primal connection offered by most romance films, instead suggesting that they can never be separated from the real and material conditions of our existence.
After winning independence, the West rushed to teach Haiti a lesson so that their revolutionary experience would not recur on the continent. Haiti suffers the repercussions of such attacks to this day.
Throughout his life, poet Muin Bseiso narrated the history of Palestinian struggle and criticized Western portrayals of Gaza. Today, Bseiso’s son dodges Israeli bombs to preserve his archives.
What to do with the affective legacies of the Iranian left?
American overseas imperialism functions most powerfully through its infrastructures—debt, education, bureaucracy, mobility—filtered through DHS.
In 1857, the largest rebellion against the British East India Company took place. And famed poet Mirza Ghalib was there to witness it all.
“One of my objectives in writing the book was a plea to immigrants to not become settlers.”
“What would it mean to create a sanctuary for all?”
“As a historian and educator of college students, my experience teaching on US imperialism is one of disappointment.”
Violence underlies the whimsical colonizing of an island in “Animal Crossing.” But perhaps it holds promise for political repair, too.
500 years have passed since the fall of the Aztec capitol. But like that city, Pilsen’s power lies not in its buildings, but in its people.
Opposition to imperialism unites the struggles of our times. To recognize empire is to take a necessary step towards a more just world.
Both America First nationalism and postwar liberalism refuse to face the challenges of the globalized world that America itself inaugurated.
The status of the Ottoman Empire and its extraterritorial treaties were left in violent limbo at Versailles. This impacts the world to this day.
Can the inherent contradictions of “whiteness” and the “decolonial” ever align with the reparative potential of photography?
“Hurricane Maria ushered in a great deal of trauma and suffering, but it also allowed us to reassess the very nature of the political.”
There is a moment early on in Hazel Carby’s Imperial Intimacies when she writes about the ways her mother Iris—as a Welsh woman—refused Englishness but still embraced Britishness. This is revealed in her mother’s dismay that ...
Beginning at the end of the 1960s—in what we now call the start of the feminist Second Wave—women, especially black women, began making scholarly ...
What is specific to or even unique about the condition of “rightlessness,” to the ...
“Most Westerners don’t even know whereabouts in Africa we are.” So said ...