jacqueline stevens



for online links see articles and essays


States without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals (Columbia University Press, 2009).

Reproducing the State (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999). In Turkish translation, Devleti Yeniden Uretimi. Tr. Abdullah Yilmaz (Istanbul: Ayrinti Press, 2001).


Citizenship in Question: Evidentiary Birthright and Statelessness (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017), with Benjamin Lawrance.  Open Access, Knowledge Unlatched!

Reshaping Justice: International Law and the Third World, special issue, Third World Quarterly, edited with Richard Falk and Balakrishnan Rajagopal. 27 (2006), published with new introduction, International Law and the Third World (Routledge, 2008).


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.

"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)

"One Dollar Per Day: The Slaving Wages of Immigration Jail, 1942 to Present," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 29 (3): 391-500 (2015) (actual publication May, 2016)

"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.

U.S. Government Unlawfully Detaining and Deporting U.S. Citizens as Aliens, University of Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law (2011) 115 pp.

Anarchist Methods and Political Theory.  In How Not To Be Governed: Readings and Interpretations from the Postanarchist Left, ed. James Klausen and James Martel (Lexington Books, 2011), pp. 1-18.

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.

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 (2005): 265-296.

agoraXchange, Phase I.1, with Zeljko Blace, launched January 27, 2006.

Legal Aesthetics of the Family and Nation: agoraXchange and Notes toward Re-imaging the Future. New York Law Review 49 (2004/5): 317-352.

The Politics of LGBQT Scholarship. GLQ 10 (2004): 220-226.

Methods of Adoption. In Adoption Matters: Feminist and Philosophical Essays. Sally Haslanger and Charlotte Witt (eds.). Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005): 68-94.

Drzave Bez Nacija, Reproduciranje Drzave Bez Nacija. (Bosnian), from "States without Nations." Tr. and interview by Edin Hasdarpasic. STATUS (2005).

agoraXchange, with Natalie Bookchin. Commissioned by Tate Museum, launched March 15, 2004, exhibited at 7e edition du Festival HTMlles, Montreal, May 18-21, 2005; Entermediale Festival, Prague, May 2005; Banaram, Acona, Italy, July 6-11, 2004; Free Waves, Los Angeles, November 4-11, 2004; VIPER Festival, Basel, November 2004; Ciberart, Bilbao, Spain, April 23-30, 2004; Neuro, Munich, February 26-29, 2004; Rotterdam International Film Festival, January 30, 2004.

Racial Meanings and Scientific Methods: Changing Policies for NIH-sponsored Publications Reporting Human Variation. Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law 28 (2003): 1033-1098.

On the Morals Of Genealogy. Political Theory, 31 (2003): 558-588.

The Ideological Emptiness of America's Foreign Policy. Turkish Foreign Policy (2003): 50-55.

Symbolic Matter: DNA and Other Linguistic Stuff. Social Text 20 (2002): 106-140.

Wissenschaftliche Zügellosigkeit und künstlerische Manipulation. Kunstforum International, 2001/2: 340-360.

On the Uses and Disadvantages of Feminist Political Theory. Review Essay. Political Theory 26 (1998): 727-47.

Race and the State: Male Order Brides and the Geographies of Race. Theory & Event 2.2 (1998).

On the Marriage Question. In Women Question Politics, Cathy Cohen, Kathleen Jones, Joan Tronto, eds. (New York: New York University Press, 1997): 62-83.

Ideology and Social Structure: A Review Article. Comparative Studies in Social History 39 (2), (April, 1997): 401-409.

The Reasonableness of John Locke’s Majority: Property Rights, Consent, and Resistance in the Second Treatise. Political Theory 24 (1996): 424-463.

Beyond Tocqueville, Please! Controversy. American Political Science Review (December, 1995): 987-990.

Leviticus in America: The Politics of Sex Crimes. Journal of Political Philosophy 1 (1993): 105-36.

Entries on Susan Griffin, Catharine MacKinnon, Ayn Rand for The Dictionary of 19th and 20th Century Political Thinkers. Philip Green and Robert Benewick, eds.(London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1992): 83,140-141,190-191.

Dumm, Tom. A Politics of the Ordinary (New York: New York University Press, 1999), Political Theory 29 (6), (December, 2001): 898-901.

Hindess, Barry. Discourses of Power, American Political Science Review 90 (December, 1996): 892.

Stein, Edith. Collected Works. Review Essay. Village Voice (June 19, 1989).

MacKinnon, Catharine. Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989).  Village Voice (October 1989).

Davis, Angela. Women, Culture, and Politics.  The Nation (February 27, 1989).

Occasional essays on the politics of race, gender, and sexuality have appeared in Salon.com, East Bay Express, the Chicago Reader and The Nation.

"Post-Nationale Staaten," tr. Krystian Woznicki, Berliner Gazetter, 9 April 2003, http://www.berlinergazette.de (10 pages).