Elite spaces and bodies

Over the past few days, the Senate confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court has dominated news coverage in the US, and made its way to international news outlets and discussion. A lot of digital ink has been spilled in discussing the process, the nominee, the multiple allegations of sexual assault … Continue reading Elite spaces and bodies

Trumpland 1

On June 26, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold a 'travel ban' targeting several Muslim-majority countries, put in place via executive order in September 2017 and immediately challenged through the courts. While the more liberal justices on the Court argued that this travel ban violated the First Amendment right to religious liberty and … Continue reading Trumpland 1

Windsor 4: imperial monuments 1

I promised in my last post to write something soon on two monuments that I recently discovered along the Windsor waterfront, and which demonstrate two moments of Canadians' participation in the long history of imperialism. One, a Russian cannon, is perhaps less a monument than a military prize, shipped from Crimea and displayed at what … Continue reading Windsor 4: imperial monuments 1