Reversing the Gaze

Towards Post-Comparative Area Studies

Based at the University of Zürich, Switzerland, I am looking into how to decolonize political theory in course of the SNF funded SINERGIA project Reversing the Gaze.

‘This project uses a “conceptual laboratory” to take a critical theoretical approach we call “reversing the gaze” – i.e. deploying concepts developed in the Global South to the North. It tests the analytic purchase of three mid-level concepts – “re-tribalisation”, “political society” and “the cunning state” – on political crisis phenomena in Europe against the background of a careful inquiry into the methodological scope of comparison.

For more information please visit the project’s website: here.