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Fish Tossing

I began to remember The Muppet Show when my daughter turned three, and I began to wonder what of my own childhood I wanted...

The Trump Mystique

This is a moment, many have said, of white America reckoning with the profound depths of its racism. It’s a good idea. But what...

Occupied Philadelphia

If you want to denounce looting, let’s denounce LOOTING.  Of our public schools, of Philly’s black wealth through redlining and evictions and foreclosures, of...

The Body in Theory

In a notebook entry dated September 15, 1972, Félix Guattari writes, “Bread soup—a throat infection—letting myself go. No guilt: except that Gilles is working...

Mentoring the Mentor

Mentoring has been one of my preferred activities as an academic.  I’ve been a mentor to graduate students, primarily as a dissertation advisor, since...

Harriet Jacobs, Publisher and Activist

Many know the story of how Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) was nearly lost to history as twentieth-century scholars...