Hello! After a long silence in this platform, I would like to address a very important issue that affects me and my fellow grad students: the GOP proposed tax bill. Among the reforms, there is a direct attack to graduate students who receive tuition tax waivers. According to the National Humanities Alliance: ...the bill amends Section 414(t)(2) … Continue reading #gradtaxwalkout

Diving into life

Lately, I have felt lacking the energy or the inspiration to write in my blog, partly due to the different goals I set to myself for the next months. I am preparing before starting my PhD at UCSB, where I will also work as Teaching Assistant, doing a lot of academic reading, organizing my data, … Continue reading Diving into life

Exceptional enemies, exceptional violence

A brief analysis about the use of "justified violence" in times of colonial crisis. The British colonizers justified their occupation of other regions, such as India and Australia, as altruist missions that, contradictorily, based on physical and psychological violence. For these methods to be acceptable, the colonizers reshaped those foreign territories into an “exception” which, opposite … Continue reading Exceptional enemies, exceptional violence