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Abstract: This dissertation presents a comparative enviro-colonial history of the northward expansion by Japan and Siam between the late-nineteenth century and the early-twentieth century. The term “enviro-colonial history” connotes the entanglements between environmental history and colonial history that are enabled by the practices of knowledge production and mobilization. In the case of Japan’s colonization of […]

Abstract: Chosen and Imagined: Racial and Gendered Politics of Reproduction in Palestine and Israel, traces how Israel manages, subjugates, and seeks to erase populations deemed threatening to the modern nation-state and its pursuit of homogeneity through racial and reproductive violence. This project aims to unravel Israel’s pronatalist fertility regime as co-produced simultaneously by ongoing histories […]

Abstract: In 2017, the Uluru Statement calling for Voice, Treaty and Truth was released by Australia’s Referendum Council. The Uluru Statement calls for a Makarrata Commission to oversee a process of‘agreement-making’ and ‘truth-telling’. I argue that it was in the regional dialogues held by the Referendum Council prior to the release of the Uluru Statement […]

Abstract: Settling Palestine: The logics of Israeli (In)direct governance of the West Bank since 1967 In June 1967, after Israel’s dramatic victory in the Six-Day War, the Israeli army occupied the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Old City of Jerusalem, and the Syrian Golan Heights. With the exception of East Jerusalem […]

Abstract: In the second decade of the twentieth century, the resistance of Canadian prairie farm women to the inequities of the Dominion government’s national policies, coupled with their growing awareness of women’s unequal rights, gave rise to the formation of semi-autonomous farm women’s organizations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. These women were part of the […]

Abstract: As a practice, agroecology can trace its roots to Indigenous and peasant farmer knowledge developed over centuries, yet as a term, agroecology has existed for over ninety years. The term has become institutionalized through universities like the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a Land Grant University where a number of staff and faculty from different disciplinary […]

Indigenous cinematics: Robert Jackson, ‘Grounded abstractions: an interview with Conor McNally‘, Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 61, 2022


Excerpt: McNally’s documentary practice is rooted in Indigenous philosophies that emphasize balanced and healthy relationships between humans and the more than human world. Read in and against the framework of settler colonialism—which attempts to reinscribe all social relations within capital’s grammars of possession, accumulation, and domination—McNally’s focus on Indigenous social relations offers both a critique […]

Abstract: Originally a living history museum celebrating Indiana’s homogeneous pioneer past, Conner Prairie began in the late 1990s to tell a more complicated story, one that included the expulsion of Native Americans and the enslavement of African Americans. With the new “Promised Land as Proving Ground” exhibit, scheduled to open in 2023, Conner Prairie will […]

Dickens studies and the question of settlers abroad and what they do: Dominic Rainsford, ‘Transported to Botany Bay: Class, National Identity, and the Literary Figure of the Australian Convict by Dorice Williams Elliott, and: Familial Feeling: Entangled Tonalities in Early Black Atlantic Writing and the Rise of the British Novel by Elahe Haschemi Yekani, and: Literature in a Time of Migration: British Fiction and the Movement of People, 1815–1876 by Josephine McDonagh, and: Settler Colonialism in Victorian Literature: Economics and Political Identity in the Networks of Empire by Philip Steer (review)’, Dickens Quarterly, 39, 3, 2022, pp. 394-400


Excerpt: Each of these recent books touches on international relations, empire, and race in the nineteenth century. Each contains a single chapter that focuses specifically on Dickens. Each might have been written slightly differently, perhaps, if the authors had all had the chance fully to digest one another’s work. As it is, they collectively provide […]

Abstract: While the Nordic countries are frequently renowned as some of the most peaceful societies in the world, such a conception of peace cannot fully encapsulate the experiences of the Sámi. Likewise, the global movement toward settler-Indigenous reconciliation since the 1960s has set the Nordic response apart from the rest of the world. Building upon […]