Critical Ethnic Studies

  • Chandan Reddy


“Critical ethnic studies offers us access to an oppositional understanding of political modernity, the politics of knowledge, and the persistent re-emergence of racialized cruelty and extreme violence. By repositioning slavery, empire, wars, land seizures, deportations, and racialized immigrations as crucial and ongoing resignifications of the racial nation’s dependence upon ‘fictive ethnicity,’ critical ethnic studies provides a genealogy of juridical equality and state-based and state-enforced understandings of freedom.”