The problem of course is that to fend this off you fall into a trap of claim to mastery that you have set from the beginning to dismantle, you thicken a skin that you are striving to scratch, beak and shed. You do what you are trying to undo, you perform certainties to your self-just-to get-through the day, a day that is worth spending in uncertainty, non-commitment, and sheer curiosity. The trap of power that is a vibrant, diverse, tolerant, critical, very friendly academic life.
I read an awful lot more than what I log on Goodreads, so this list-surely-is not who I am. Yet, I still I believe in the power… Read more “If you are what you read, then who was I in 2017?”
I picked up “thinking through the skin” and it had a cover of an open palm of a hand. I never open my hand like that. My skin… Read more “While reading “Thinking through the skin”.. my skin cracked for me to see through..”
In the weekend I read a candid book on ethics and research. No, not that kind of book. A candid book. One that demands you to untie… Read more “Non melancholic futility and the city”
I like the first 45 seconds of the track.. it tells a story of cafe that is over there at the crossroads, where there is a hearth,… Read more “On growing old with a four year old world-making project”
Over a more than a month ago, I wanted to write about the ISA post-trump executive ban. This would be my second failed attempt this (academic) year… Read more “On conferences”
Related to my last post, today I stumbled upon this from Jadaliyya. Zachary Sheldon writes about working intimately with Janet Abu-Lughod’s library. I can’t think of any… Read more “Reading as selfhood”