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New Book

Race in the Shadow of Law: State Violence in Contemporary Europe was published last year with Routlege. The book's ethnographic and socio-legal analysis uses Germany as a focal point for analysing racial profiling, the 2005 death-in-custody of Sierra Leone-born asylum applicant Oury Jalloh, and Black-led anti-racism activism.  

Indenture Project: Kaala Paani and the Archive

From the late 1830s until 1917, South Asians and East Asians were indentured to work in British, Dutch and French colonies.  In Jamaica, this was, in particular, a means to prop up the sugar industry  after the abolition of slavery.  How do we tell the stories of indenture, using archival documents, family and ancestral memory, and legal or administrative histories?  This is the subject of my current book project.  Research for this project has been conducted at six archives in four countries.  The project has been supported by a guest fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History.  


News & Upcoming Events

9 - 10 April 2018: 
Symposium: State Violence at the Intersection: Race and Mental Health
Submit a paper--the cfp deadline has been extended to 2nd March!   Supported by the Wellcome Trust, the symposium will take place at Birkbeck College.

8 January 2018:
New Course: Race, Law and Literature. 
Excited about my new postgraduate course.  Follow along on Twitter at @RaceLawLit.

18 November 2017:
Panel: "Queer in Populist Times"
I'll be discussing Cynthia Weber's important contribution to IR and Queer Theory, Queer International Relations, alongside Rahul Rao, Sonia Correa, Scott Long and Cynthia Weber. 17:00 - 19:00, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS.