John David Marquez

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Professor Marquez is an interdisciplinary Race/Ethnic Studies scholar by training and practice. His scholarship aims to unsettle the ethics and politics of liberal reform by illuminating when, where, and why abolitionist thought and praxis are manifested within radical critiques of white supremacy, capitalism, imperialism, and colonialism. He maps such fugitive departures across a diverse discursive terrain that includes: grass-roots organizing, music, poetry, visual aesthetics, novelists, the story-telling of everyday people, and street gang formations. Much of his work is situated within the conjuncture of neoliberalism (post-Fordism) and the advent of hyper-carceralism, militarism, multiculturalism, and de-industrialization. His publications tend to focus on how neoliberal adjustment (ethical and structural) imperils Black and Brown life in the U.S., how these conditions are connected to imperiled lives beyond U.S. borders, and how inter-group and trans-national solidarities and coalitions are either formed or impeded amongst those who are most harmed by these conditions.

Education/Academic qualification

Ethnic Studies, PhD, University of California at San Diego

… → 2004

Ethnic Studies, MA, University of California at San Diego

… → 2001

History, MA, University of Texas at El Paso

… → 1998

History/Sociology, BA, University of Texas at El Paso

… → 1996

Research interests keywords

  • African American studies
  • Comparative ethnic studies
  • Indegeneity
  • Neoliberalism
  • Race and the law
  • Social movement theory
  • Urban racial politics
  • Xicanismo
  • Carceral Studies
  • Settler Colonial Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Abolitionism, Fugitivity, and Marronage
  • Black Political Thought
  • Brown Political Thought
  • Expressive Cultures
  • Chicano/a/x and Latino/a/x Studies
  • Nde Thought


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