Research

My research interests are in urban security and policing, risk and surveillance studies, critical international relations, and critical security studies. Methodologically, it combines fieldwork and ethnography with historical and archival work. In addition to international relations and political theory, I also draw from anthropology, criminology, sociology and cultural studies.

Conference presentations (selected)

“Securing the city: Theorizing everyday practices in Mumbai,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association-Northeast, Baltimore, November 2-3, 2018

“What we talk about when we talk about security,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Francisco, March 29-31, 2018

“The Normalization of Security: Fanon, Foucault, and the Colonial Order of Things,” presented at the 58th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Baltimore, February 22-25, 2017

“Beyond Precarity: Vulnerability, Relationality, and the Challenge of Disordering Society,” presented at the 57th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, March 16-19, 2016

“Terror(ized) Mumbai: Sovereignty, (In)security, and Affect in a Postcolonial City,” presented at the 56th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, February 18-21, 2015

“War Against the People: Military Strategy and the Repoliticization of War,” presented at the 55th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto (ON), March 26-29, 2014