This blog is a collection of research updates, rough ideas, and harebrained schemes that I won't have a chance to work through in the near future. I'll publish some of these eventually if there's time. My more polished work can be found via the "Publications" link in the menu at top right. Topics include:  … Continue reading

Influences: Recognition

“You tell me not to worry About the simple fact I’m dead. It’ll go away by morning.” –Sleater-Kinney, “What if I Was Right?” This is a post about the concept of recognition, which is the subject of debate in political theory. (See the summaries in these two different reviews of Patchen Markell’s book on the […]

Reading With: A New Series of Posts

Recently I posted "Fucking with Friedman," the first of a new type of post that will consist of close readings of short excerpts of texts, for students and anyone who’s interested. The idea is to include short excerpts from sources I’m currently reading—primarily on race, class, gender, decolonialism, capitalism, logistics, infrastructure, cities, and disaster—to share… Continue reading Reading With: A New Series of Posts

Placing Classification

I’ve been thinking about the places of classification, meaning both where it takes place and how different classification systems incorporate space and place. This is in part a reaction to collaborative work I’ve been doing (with a group from the Algorithms Studies Network), since algorithms are (in)famous for traveling across domains without attending to the… Continue reading Placing Classification