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John D. Márquez

John David Márquez

Assistant Professor of African American and Latino/a Studies

African American Studies Department
5-135 Crowe
1860 S. Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208-2209

Phone: 847-467-0503

Fax: 847-491-4803



Ph.D. Ethnic Studies.  University of California, San Diego


Research Interests: 
Critical Ethnic Studies
Critical Race Theory
Conquests and Settler Colonialism
Borders, Biopolitics, and Sovereignty
Post-Colonial Studies
Race, Crime, and the Law
Ghetto Violence
Latino/a Studies



Northwestern University, Associated Student Government, Faculty Honor Roll – 2011

Northwestern University, Associated Student Government, Faculty Honor Roll – 2010

Northwestern University, Order of Omega Greek Awards, Faculty Member of the Year – 2008

Yale University, Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program, Post-doctoral Fellowship – 2007 


-- Genocidal Democracy: A Decolonial Critique of Urban Gun Violence.  London: Routledge, 2015.  (forthcoming).

-- Black-Brown Solidarity: Racial Politics in the New Gulf South.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013.


Articles and Book Chapters:

-- “The New Middle Passage: Postcolonial Borders and Body Counts,” in Race, Law and the Postcolonial.  London: Routledge (forthcoming).

-- "Mexica Binghi I: Chicano Reggae in San Diego." in International Reggae: Current and Future Trends in Popular Music.  ed. Donna P. Hope.  Kingston, Jamaica: Pelican Publishers, 2013.

-- "The Black Mohicans: Representations of Everyday Violence in Postracial Urban America." in Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime.  Eds. Denise Ferreira da Silva and Paula Chakravartty.  Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. 

-- "Latinos as the 'Living Dead': Raciality, Expendability, and Border Militarization."  Latino Studies.  Volume 10-4, 2012.

-- "The Pre-Occupied: Biopolitics, Race, and the Occupy Movements."  Security Life and Death: Governmentality and Biopower in the Post 9/11 Era.  Claudio Cologuari, ed.  Toronto: De Sitter Publications, 2013. 

-- "Juan Crow: Neoliberalism, De-Colonial Ethics, and Black-Brown Politics."  Critical Ethnic Studies: An Anthology (forthcoming).

 -- "The Black Mohicans: Representations of Everyday Violence in Postracial Urban America." American Quarterly.  Volume 64, Number 3, September 2012.

 -- "The Browning of Black Politics: Foundational Blackness and New Latino Subjectivities." Subjectivity.  Volume #4 Issue #1, April 2011.  

 -- "Nations Re-Bound: Race and Biopolitics at EU and US Borders."  Europe in Black and White: Immigration, Race, and Identity in the 'Old Continent.' Manuela Ribeiro Sanches, Fernando Clara, Joao Ferreira Duarte, and Leonor Pires Martins, eds. (London: Intellect Books, 2011).


Co-Editor, Critical Ethnic Studies Journal, University of Minnesota Press

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