"Cosmopolitanism without National Consciousness is not Radical: Creolizing Gordon’s Fanon through Du Bois," in Philosophy and Public Affairs - Symposium on Jane Creolizing Political Theory (go to accepted manuscript)

In this essay, I engage with the methodological contributions and original readings of Fanon and Rousseau contained in Jane Gordon’s Creolizing Political Theory.I then rely upon one insight in particular––Gordon’s illuminating joint reading of Rousseau’s general will and Fanon’s national consciousness––in order to reflect on Fanon’s well known suspicion of Pan-Africanism. In this task, I engage with W. E. B. Du Bois’s transnational thinking in order to parse out the compatibility of national consciousness and transnational or cosmopolitan engagements.