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Benjamin Davis

Benjamin P. Davis is Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics at the University of Toronto, Centre for Ethics. His current research brings together human rights and decolonial thinking. It includes the articles “The Promises of Standing Rock” (Humanity, 2021), “What Could Human Rights Do? A Decolonial Inquiry” (Transmodernity, 2020), and “Human Rights and Caribbean Philosophy: Implications for Teaching” (Journal of Human Rights Practice, 2021). Outside of this project on human rights, their research considers the concepts of Édouard Glissant and Simone Weil with a view toward political belonging in the present.



Gilroy’s “planetary humanism” contributes to political theology by offering more than a critique: in his work, humanism is a starting point, a concept to guide multicultural political projects today.

The Rupture of Desire: An Interview with China Miéville

The following is a small portion of a longer interview with China Miéville in the journal Political Theology.

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?