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“Unnatural Disappearance” by Chitra Ganesh/ Cover of the 2007 edition of Terrorist Assemblages. Image courtesy of Duke University Press.

“Opening Word of this New Scripture” by Imran Qureshi/ Cover of the 10th anniversary edition (2017) of Terrorist Assemblages. Image courtesy of Duke University Press.

Our featured article is Oishik Sircar’s interview with Jasbir K. Puar. Marking the 10th anniversary of Terrorist Assemblages, Sircar and Puar discuss the book’s influence in and beyond the academy.

“A Deep and Ongoing Dive into the Brutal Humanism that Undergirds Liberalism”: An Interview with Jasbir K. Puar

Abstract: This interview with Jasbir K. Puar marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of her influential book Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007). With powerful candor and an erudite lightness of touch, Puar responds, among others, to questions that inquire into the life-worlds and aesthetic-political-scholarly inheritances that found their way into the writing of the book; the ways in which the neologism in “homonationalism” has travelled and mutated outside of the context in which it was produced; the struggles with de-exceptionalizing grief in Read More »

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