selected essays and articles online
see publications for complete list
"The Problem with Pritzker's Pandemic Immunity Orders," Chicago Reader, June 12, 2020.
"When Migrants are Treated Like Slaves," New York Times, April 4, 2018, p. A 27.
Against Citizenship: The Violence of the Normative, by Amy Brandzel, review for Signs (Spring, 2018): 767-770.
"The Alien Who is a Citizen," in Citizenship In Question: Evidentiary Birthright and Citizenship (Duke University Press, 2017), pp. 217-239. (Recipient of "Best Book Chapter," award, American Political Science Association, Migration and Citizenship Section (2018).
"Don Quixote in America," Political Theory 44 (2) (2016): 196-207.
"One Dollar Per Day: The Slaving Wages of Immigration Jail, 1942 to Present," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 29 (3): 391-500 (2015)
"Forensic Intelligence and the Deportation Research Clinic: Toward a New Paradigm," Perspectives on Politics, 13 (3): 722-738 (September, 2015).
Of Narratives and States, an Interview with Jacqueline Stevens, Janelle Watson, minnesota review (2013), vol. 81, pp. 126-146.
Political Scientists Are Lousy Forecasters, New York Times, Sunday Review, June 23, 2012
Citizenship to Go, New York Times, May 17, 2012.
U.S. Government Unlawfully Detaining and Deporting U.S. Citizens as Aliens, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and Law, 18.3, 2011.
Narratives of Groups that Kill Other Groups. In Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Community, ed. Stella Gaon (Manchester: Univesity of Manchester, 2010), pp. 67-89.
Articles in The Nation magazine, 2008-10.
Biotech Patronage and the Making of Homo DNA. In Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism and Technoscience, ed. Beatriz de Costa and Kavita Philip (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008), pp. 43-62.
Recreating the State. Third World Quarterly 27 (2006): 755-767.
Sigmund Freud and International Law. Journal of Law, Culture, and the Humanities 2 (2006): 201-217.
Pregnancy Envy and the Politics of Compensatory Masculinities. Gender and Politics 1 (2006): 265-296
Methods of Adoption: Eliminating Genetic Privilege. In Adoption Matters: Feminist and Philosophical Essays. Sally Haslanger and Charlotte Witt (ed.). Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005):68-94.
Legal Aesthetics of the Family and Nation: agoraXchange and Notes toware Re-imaging the Future, New York Law Review 49 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 317 (2004/2005).
The Politics of LGBTQ Scholarship, GLQ, 10 (2), (March, 2004): 220-226.
The Morals of Genealogy, Political Theory 31 (4),(August 2003):558-588.
Racial Meanings and Scientific Methods: Policy Changes for NIH-funded Publications Reporting Human Variation, Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law, 28 (6) (December 2003): 1033-1098.
Symbolic Matter: DNA and Other Linguistic Stuff, Social Text 20 (1),(Spring, 2002):106-140
Race and the State: Male Order Brides and the Geographies of Race, Theory & Event 2.3 (Fall, 1998).
The Reasonableness of John Locke's Majority: Property Rights, Consent, and Resistance in the Second Treatise, Political Theory 24(3) (August 1996): 423-463.
Beyond Tocqueville, Please! American Political Science Review (December, 1995): 987-990.