Currently, I am working on three projects.
My main focus is my dissertation research, which explores imperial-extractive formations, community resistance, and enrolling domestic and transnational complicity in their realization.
Secondly, I lead a small research project employing two master’s students researching the provision of private security in Sweden, and the transnational experiences of security companies and workers. More information about the project.
Lastly, I am currently compiling research on the practice of nature-based integration programs for migrants and refugees in Canada with a co-author, Amanda Leslie.
In my past projects, I’ve explored the potential of aesthetic and decolonial theories for articulating projects of belonging outside us: them exclusionary and assimilatory binaries. Focusing on the contexts of referendums prosecuted on the issue of race and belonging in Veneto/Lombardia and the UK, I present artists Safet Zec and Rizwan Ahmed as critical theorists of belonging in their respective jurisdictions, whose work offers valuable insights into the content of actually-existing difference, which hegemonic narratives seek to suppress and silence.