Cruelty as Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy (University Minnesota Press, 2020).
Opinion: "To understand Trump support, we must think in terms of multiracial Whiteness," The Washington Post, January 15, 2021.
The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity (Oxford University Press, 2010). Spanish Translation: El problema de la unidad: política latina y la creación de identidad, Fondo Editorial Casa de las Américas (La Habana: Cuba), 2012.
“To Wield and Exceed the Law: Mexicans, Migration, and the Dream of Herrenvolk Democracy.” In Trumpism and the Latino Predicament. Edited by Phillip (Felipe) Gonzales, Mary Louise Pratt and Renato Rosaldo (Forthcoming SAR Press, 2021).
Foreword to the 25th Anniversary Edition of Judith Grant’s Fundamental Feminism: Contesting the Core Concepts of Feminist Theory (Forthcoming Routledge, 2020).
“Slow Reading as a Practice of Reckoning with Love and Loss”: A Seminar on the Crooked Timber political blog on Danielle Allen’s recent book, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality. See: http://crookedtimber.org/2015/06/26/danielle-allen-seminar/. June 23, 2015.
“Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic: DREAM Activists, Immigrant Politics, and the Queering of Democracy.” In From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in a Digital Age. Edited by Danielle Allen and Jennifer S. Light. University of Chicago Press, 2015: 80-104.
“Distinguishing Racial Presence from Racial Justice: The Political Consequences of Thinking Aesthetically.” In Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Essays in Political Theory, edited by Romand Coles, Mark Reinhardt, and George Shulman. University of Kentucky Press (2014): 217-248.
“Gender Presence versus Gender Justice: Theorizing Women’s Representation from the Global to the Local: Comments on Mary Hawkesworth’s Political Worlds of Women: Activism, Advocacy, and Governance in the 21st Century.” Roundtable Symposium in Contemporary Political Theory, Volume 13, Issue 01 (February 2014): 64-87.
“Crossings and Correspondences: Rethinking Intersectionality and the Category ‘Latino.’” Politics & Gender, Volume 9, Issue 04 (December 2013): 479-483.
“Racial Shame and the Pleasure of Transformation: Richard Rodriguez’s Queer Aesthetics of Assimilation,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies Volume 37, No. 1 (Spring 2012): 37-64.
“Mestiza Poetics: Walt Whitman, Barack Obama and the Question of Union,” in A Political Companion to Walt Whitman, edited by John Seery. The University Press of Kentucky (2011): 59-95.
“Going Public: Hannah Arendt, Immigrant Action and the Space of Appearance,” Political Theory, Vol. 37, No. 5 (October 2009): 595-622.
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