Research

My research is motivated by three interrelated questions: (1) How do we understand the relationship between racial/colonial domination and political economy? (2) What forms of knowledge do racialized and colonized groups produce to conceptualize and contest this relationship? (3) How do the connections between race-making, empire, and capitalism shape democratic politics and political identities transnationally?

Methodologically, I answer these questions by drawing from political theory, Black studies, Native and Indigenous studies, and the conceptual insights generated by emancipatory resistance movements. I am thus interested not only in the co-configuration of political economy and racial/colonial domination at particular historical junctures, but also how shifting democratic horizons characterize collective struggles against such interlinked domination.

I am presently working on a book manuscript, titled Theorizing Racial Capitalism in the Era of Black Lives Matter.