With George Fourlas

This is a course in decolonial and political theory that will explore the historical legacy of colonialism and the ongoing conflict between the so-called east/west. Through a range of texts, we will analyze and critique the major theoretical and cultural origins of various contemporary social-political phenomena that are connected to the east/west conflict, including war on terror, the rise of ISIS, and the militarization of everyday life throughout the world. Through these texts, students will be prepared to discuss a wide range of foundational issues in decolonial and political theory: Colonialism/coloniality, orientalism, discourse theory, liberation philosophy, the subbaltern, hybridity, difference, ambiguity, interstitiallity, race and racialization, and many more.

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