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In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
Review of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, by Alondra Nelson
From what do we take our origin? From blood? … From what do we take our origin? From incised memories?—Lauret Savoy1In her most recent book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconcili...
Looking Back (and Inward), Moving Forward
This roundtable discussion brings the special issue editors, Leece Lee-Oliver and Xamuel Bañales, together with Ula Y. Taylor and Nelson Maldonado-Torres to discuss Ethnic Studies not only as a fieldExpand
Book Review: Algerians without Borders: The Making of a Global Frontier Society
In today’s global society, intense polemics often replace constructive communication. The value of dialogue has steadily declined, leading to a supposed “clash of civilizations” rather thanExpand
From My Home to Yours, From Your Home to Mine
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"From My Home to Yours, From Your Home to Mine" is a meditation about the relationship between the authors of the piece as women of color in academia, which bridges their similarities and differences to elucidate the personal and the political simultaneously. Expand
“Wild tongues can’t be tamed”: Rumor, racialized sexuality, and the 1917 Bath Riots in the US-Mexico borderlands
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This paper analyzes newspaper reports to highlight the racialized and sexualized construction of Mexican women as disease carriers in need of regulation and public health photographs of the El Paso disinfection plant and reveals a counter-discourse to biopolitical subjection in the transmission of rumors among working-class Mexican women. Expand
My Shadow Is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora
The recently published anthology My Shadow Is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora, edited by Katherine Whitney and Leila Emery, boasts a uniquely heterogenous collection of diasporic writing....
Be A Crossroads
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