Department ofAfrican American Studies

Please join us in congratulating Joshua Inwood, Professor of Geography and African American Studies and Senior Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, who has published an essay (with Anne Bonds of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee) in the journal Society + Space, “Relations of Power: The U.S. Capitol Insurrection, White Supremacy and US Democracy.”

To locate white supremacy within the realm of militias, mobs, and Trumpism not only misunderstands white supremacy as a structuring relation, but also reinforces it by reducing it to the extraordinary and spectacular, and within the worldview of extremists. This essay maintains that white supremacy must be understood as a political economic and racial project that spans ideologies and political commitments within the operations of the liberal, settler state.