Commentary on limits of academic protest published in Savage Minds

Originally published at the anthropology blog, Savage Minds, responding to their call for short commentaries on "anthropology in the Trump era". In late January, President Trump signed three Executive Orders concerning immigration. The “Muslim Ban” galvanized attention, from protests and Op-Eds to legislative action. Given the patently unconstitutional practices sanctioned by that Order, the maneuvers promised by the … Continue reading Commentary on limits of academic protest published in Savage Minds

Film Review: “Pride”

Now available online: a short review of the recent UK hit film, Pride, which was originally published a few months ago in Red Pepper magazine. I note that, despite some critics' discomfort with Pride's feel-good tone, the filmmakers successfully make a few salient political points. It offers lessons on solidarity-building beyond identity-based justice organising, and an … Continue reading Film Review: “Pride”

Article published in Journal of Language & Sexuality

Happy to announce that my article: "'God loves you and It Gets Better': Ideology, deixis and agency in an anti-homophobic bullying viral campaign" has been published in the Journal of Language and Sexuality 3:2. Here's the abstract... "The ‘It Gets Better Project’ (IGBP) is an online anti-homophobic bullying initiative directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and … Continue reading Article published in Journal of Language & Sexuality