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2005 - American Political Science Association Pages: 21 pages || Words: 8155 words || 
1. Norris, Andrew. "Red States and Blue States: Community, Faction, and Alienation" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham, Washington Hilton, Washington, DC, Sep 01, 2005 <Not Available>. 2019-05-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: In the face of the Bush-Cheney administration’s profound contempt for truth, particularly but not only manifest in the run-up to the war on Iraq, it is clear that the question of truth and politics is one that celebrants of an agonistic politics of opinion cannot afford to evade. The political as well as moral need for truthful action cannot be compromised, and those who think that modern philosophical skepticism supports a contrary view do not understand the subtleties of the best examples of that tradition of thought. These general claims are made here by reference to the instructive examples of Chantal Mouffe and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

2008 - American Studies Association Annual Meeting Words: 507 words || 
2. Cherniavsky, Eva. ""Alien States"" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico, <Not Available>. 2019-05-22 <>
Publication Type: Invited Paper
Abstract: This paper addresses the representation of the U.S. state on science fiction television in order to suggest how recent series such as Roswell, Odyssey 5, and Battlestar Galactica offer a canny understanding of the neoliberal governance that complements and in some respects perhaps outstrips theoretical work on the topic. I am especially interested in the ways that an SF thematics of covert alien presence – as it maps relations of force, technologies and tactics of surveillance and authentication, and new forms of interface and intimacy through tropologies of contamination, emergence, and apocalypse – articulate to an understanding of contemporary transformations in the operations of the state.

As Wahneema Lubiano insists, “the state thinks the subject, too.” The theoretical work on neoliberalism (Sassen, Harvey, Hardt and Negri, Brown, has deftly parsed the shifting organization and modalities of state power, but has not often discerned (or even seriously attempted to discern) the contours of emergent subjectivities accommodated to this power – that is, the norms of conduct and affectivity that inform the subjects of the neoliberal state. In this regard, I will suggest, SF TV appears , if not always or consistently more discerning, at least steadily preoccupied with the affective registers of neoliberal state power. Focusing particularly on Battlestar Galactica (now entering its fourth season on the SciFi channel), I want to explore the tensions and disconnects between the series’ representation of a residual, authentically human structure of government, characterized by the collusion of the executive branch with the military (cathected as necessary means for the preservation of humanity), on the one hand, and an emergent cylon state, sustained through terror and the cylons’ persistent solicitation of human love and intimacy, on the other.

Reviled as (mechanical) “toasters” by the human survivors of nuclear apocalypse, the cylons are synthetic, organic beings, whose appearance and bodily functioning is nearly indistinguishable from those of humans. Cylons comes in twelve “models,” or avatars, each of which exists in multiple copies; while different models and, to some extent, the individual copies of particular models, manifest diverse personalities, the copies share an apparently extensive archive of common memories and investments. They are also fully disposable/renewable, as they “download” and “resurrect” in new bodies if killed. The series turns on the cylons’ disposition towards humanity, which ranges from their attempted extermination of all human life to an evangelical impulse that entails the redemption of humanity through heterosexual cylon-human coupling. My reading will suggest how the cylons might be read as embodying a neoliberal norm of disposable, interfaced, serially differentiated subjectivity, as it converges on a human population fixated nostalgically and in bad faith on liberal norms of personhood (formal equality; individual choice; freedom as the right to self-realization; etc). I am especially interested in the ways that the cylons’ disposable personhood is cast in racial terms (human-cylon coupling narrated on the model of the interracial romance, for example), even as the logic self-other differentiation collapses in a context where disposability becomes the norm.

2006 - American Society of Criminology (ASC) Words: 202 words || 
3. Warner, Dr. Judith. "What Do Statistics Tell Us About Criminal Aliens In the United States and Transnational Connections?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, Nov 01, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-05-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The Office of Immigration (2005) and/or the General Accounting Office (2005) provide statistics on individuals committing the crime of entry without citizenship or smuggling. A separate category, “criminal aliens” covers deportation of immigrants for conventional crime under rules increasingly broadened during the War on Drugs, War on Crime and the emergent stage of concern about terror after the first World Trade center and the Oklahoma bombing incidents in the 1990s. Trends in the degree to which crime is connected to citizenship as opposed to aggravated felonies requiring deportation are examined. Problems occur in government presentation of these statistics with regard to determining the timing of alien criminality because retroactive deportation and deportation upon prison release are not differentiated and make it difficult to determine the immigrant resident alien crime rate. Immigrant community concerns about report of crime and fear of deportation impacts these statistics as well through under-reporting. Issues exist with regard to inter-state variation in what would be considered an aggravated felony and legal challenges to retroactive deportation which make it hard to determine immigrant crime rates as well. Finally, secondary sources are examined to determine the transnational consequences of the “two-way street” upon entry and future consequences for organized crime.

2007 - International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention Pages: 27 pages || Words: 9179 words || 
4. Schaub, Michael. "Illegal Immigrants, Special Interest Aliens, and the Continental United States: The Assessed Threat and Potential US Northern Command Response" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention, Hilton Chicago, CHICAGO, IL, USA, Feb 28, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-05-22 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The problem of persons entering the US illegally is not new, but the new security environment ushered in with the attacks on 9-11 requires a new appreciation for illegal immigration. This paper identifies the threat of Special Interest Aliens (SIAs) on both the northern and southern borders of the United States, in conjunction with current mitigation efforts by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), FBI, and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs). Based upon direct interviews with FBI and CBP agents, in addition to analysts, on both the northern and southern borders, some recommendations are made how best USNORTHCOM can help support border security, taking into account existing or past deployments or augmentations by the Department of Defense in support of the Department of Homeland Security operations.

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