A heavy teaching semester is never a great time to produce substantial new writing. However, I’ve been fortunate to find the time to produce a couple of short-ish pieces that cover the various streams of research that I’m working on these days. Click the links below to read more.
Authoritarianism: Logics and Institutions
Disciplining Southeast Asian Studies
This is the text of a keynote address delivered to the Cornell Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference in February. A revised version with fewer oblique Anchorman references is currently under review.
The New Political Economy of Colonialism
This essay, for the forthcoming collection Emerging Trends in Social and Behavioral Sciences, traces the development of the interdisciplinary research program that I like to call the “new political economy of colonialism.”