Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Immigration Act of 1917’s Borges-esque List

I’ve been able to make good progress this week on my article. Currently, I’m looking at the last section of the article that considers the intersection of white supremacy with racist (and racializing) legislation. The Immigration Act of 1917 is perhaps most famous for the creation of the Asiatic Barred Zone, yet I’m interested in the […]

Working through the thesis

Last night, I stayed up rather late, working on creating a strong introduction that removed over theorizing and  making sure it was “all me.” Currently, I’m looking over my assertions to make sure that they work together and that I can answer them. Further, I want to make sure that in writing my thesis, I […]

Self-Fashioning and Performative Gestures

Over the past few days as I continue to edit my Garvey article, I try to always take a look back at my thesis and see how the theory “sits” with the rest of the paper.  I had recently listened to a section of a lecture by Judith Butler where she in passing mentioned Stephen […]