After a lengthy review process, the editors of Geoforum have agreed to publish a new article on my dissertation research titled “‘A Mild Despotism of Sugar’: Race, labor, and flood management in British Guiana.” The article highlights the ways in which flood management was used to incorporate black populations into the sugar economy in the post-emancipation period, denying them the right to establish ways of living otherwise in the ruins of the colonial world. The article can be accessed here or via the publications page on this site.
Responding to a recent call, I shared my thoughts with the editors of Fennia on the the current crisis being experienced by the world’s refugee, asylee, and otherwise migrant populations in an era of tightening borders. My response was included in whole in their editorial introduction. You can read it here.