[New publication] “Operação Splash Back!: A Queerização da Libertação Animal e as Contribuições dos Neo-insurrecionários queers”

I’m happy to share that a journal article I wrote back in 2012 has been translated and republished in Portuguese by Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Críticos Animales. The paper originally appeared as “Operation Splash Back!: Queering Animal Liberation Through the Contributions of Neo-Insurrectionist Queers” in the Journal of Critical Animal Studies, Inquiries and Interventions: Queer Theory and … Continue reading

[New video] Two talks at the Peace & Justice Studies Association conference

It has been a little over two months since I returned from the picturesque hideaway of Neslon, BC, the site of the 2016 Peace and Justice Studies Association conference. While it was my first conference as the Executive Director of PJSA, we got off to a running start. Besides the usual tasks that fall upon … Continue reading

[New publication] Activism, Terrorism, and Social Movements: The “Green Scare” as Monarchical Power

I am happy to report that another one of my articles has made its way to the great wide world. Though this was originally written a few years back, re-editing it for publication allowed me to make a whole host of new connections between the Green Scare, and the more current wave of right-wing violence … Continue reading

Updates from a manic writer

For a great many of us who work on an academic calendar, this week tastes especially sweet. For me, it means that my work load goes from heavy to light as students depart campuses and the year winds down. For those outside of the September-May work cycle, this may not be immediately apparent, but those … Continue reading

[New publication]: Sexuality, Assault, Police Infiltration and Foucault: Notes for Further Inquiry

This is the 3rd part of my ongoing research focused on the role played by sexuality and sexual violence in police infiltration of radical social movements. My partner and I have been investigating these cases for some time now and regularly present our research. The most recent article is included in a book entitled New … Continue reading

[New publication] Eco-Terrorism? Countering Dominant Narratives of Securitisation: a Critical, Quantitative History of the Earth Liberation Front (1996-2009)

Way back in 2009 I was a graduate student at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, UK.  Though this program is rather orthodox in its approach, I carved out my own little philosophical and methodological niche based in my ongoing (critical) study of … Continue reading

[New publication] When cops “go native”: policing revolution through sexual infiltration and panopticonism

This article, published in a special edition of Critical Studies on Terrorism, is the first ‘deliverable’ from my rather lengthy exploration into the role of sexuality in the infiltration of radical social movements.  I became interested in this topic when the story broke in the UK press some time ago and have been researching, writing … Continue reading

[New publication] Days of War, Knights of Tempeh: Anarchism, Animal Liberation & A History of Social War

I am excited to announce the completed first draft of a book chapter to be included in “No Bosses, No Masters: Anarchist Perspectives on Animal Liberation” edited by Erika Cudworth, Anthony Nocella and Richard White. The chapter traces the intersection between contemporary insurrectionary anarchism (e.g. Informal Anarchist Federation, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire…) and direct action animal liberation movements (e.g. … Continue reading

[Video]: Statecraft & Sexual Trust: Infiltrating the Revolutionary Left

I have been doing research on the intersection between sexual trust and police infiltration for some time now.  It is taking a number of forms: a journal article to be released in the spring, a pamphlet guide for activists to help understand the deployment of sexual infiltrators amongst their ranks, and a slew of conference presentations.  Each … Continue reading

Blackfish, Anarcho-Critique & Queer Insurrection?

With the great publicity the film Blackfish is getting, I thought it would be appropriate to review a related article I wrote last year entitled  “Operation Splash Back!: Queering Animal Liberation Through the Contributions of Neo-Insurrectionist Queers“.  Following  the killing of Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau, I became interested in the case of this infamous orca.  After learning more about the … Continue reading

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