My recent writing examines ways in which security regimes and mass violence are justified, experienced, and remembered.
In January 2020, my first book, Futureproof: Security Aesthetics and the Management of Life, co-edited with Asher Ghertner and Daniel Goldstein, was published by Duke University Press. The book examines security as sensory domain, shaped by affect and image as much as rules and rationalities, across a range of contexts—from active-shooter drills to border crossings to museum exhibits. The book includes ten chapters by eleven contributors, as well as a foreword by Catherine Lutz and an afterword by Didier Fassin. The introduction is available for free at dukeupress.edu.
Recent publications also include a book chapter, "Impassable Visions: The Cambodia to Come, the Detritus in its Wake," co-authored with Alex Hinton and published in A Companion to the Anthropology of Death (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018), and a keyword entry on "humans-as-waste," published in the Discard Studies Compendium at discardstudies.com.
Additional publications are listed on my CV.