April 30, 2014: The most recent issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly marks the five hundredth anniversary of Machiavelli’s The Prince. Contributors include John McCormick (issue editor) selected , Mark Jurdjevic, Jacob Soll, Erica Benner, Catherine Zuckert, Jo Ann Cavallo, Nathan Tarcov, Miguel Vatter, Jan-Werner Müller. My article is on The Prince and His Art of War: Machiavelli’s Military Populism.
September 10, 2013: My article Debating Violence on a Desert Island: Engels, Dühring and Robinson Crusoe [behind paywall] has been published by Contemporary Political Theory. While it is not yet out in print, it is available online as part of CPT’s Advance Online Publication. The article is about Friedrich Engels’s theory of violence and the use of Robinson Crusoe as a figure in Engels’s conceptualization of violence and in his critique of Eugen Dühring.
August 13, 2013: Just out from Fordham University Press: Second Nature: Rethinking the Natural through Politics, a new volume edited by Crina Archer, Laura Ephraim, and Lida Maxwell. I have an essay in the book titled “Necessity and Fortune: Machiavelli’s Politics of Nature”.
December 4, 2012: Exciting news! As of the August 2013, I will be joining the McGill Department of Political Science as an Assistant Professor. I’ll be affiliated with two great research groups, the Research Group on Constitutional Studies and the inter-university Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique (GRIPP). I look forward to becoming a permanent member of this community.
December 1, 2012: The new issue of Political Theory is out. It includes a special section on “Machiavelli’s Politics” with two articles, one by John McCormick and one by Yours truly: Plebeian Politics: Machiavelli and the Ciompi Uprising. The Ciompi Uprising of 1378 was a revolt of Florentine textile workers, and it marked a turning point in Florentine history and a favorite motif of successive generations of historians, including Machiavelli.
May 23, 2012: The new issue of New Political Science contains our symposium on Johan Galtung’s concept of structural violence. Contributors include Andrew Dilts (Loyola Marymount University), Yves Winter (University of Minnesota), Thomas Biebricher (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt), Eric Johnson (University of Florida), Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo (University of Minnesota), and Joan Cocks (Mount Holyoke College). My contribution is titled “Violence and Visibility”.
March 1, 2012: The first issue of Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon has just been published. It’s a new online journal that endeavors to create a lexicon of concepts relevant for contemporary political thought. I have an article in it on conquest.
November 1, 2011: The new issue of International Theory is out. It includes my article “The Asymmetric War Discourse and Its Moral Economies: A Critique.”