I examine 20th and 21st century state practices of governance and repression that have emerged through counterintelligence. This includes technological forms of surveillance such as predictive policing but also encompasses heightened police aggression, mercenary actions, state terrorism and torture, and other forms of state violence that move beyond the traditional policing of citizens to become military engagement against state enemies. My current research project shows how the U.S. enforces domestic security practices in non-uniform ways, thereby reinforcing a racial hierarchy while simultaneously shifting the dynamics of how gender and race are reproduced as technologies of control.
I am also working on a second project that looks at the impact of domestic ecologies of warfare. I argue that examining the relationship among race, economics, domestic warfare, and ecosystem change enables us to better comprehend and map the harmful effects of warfare technologies on specific ecosystems. By enlisting law, policy, Black political and feminist thought, I further argue for a need to understand the incorporation of ecological science into military planning not as an attempt to rehabilitate ecosystems but to develop more sophisticated warfare technologies that allow for the manipulation and/or extermination of humans, especially racialized subjects, and their environments.