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Himanee Gupta-Carlson

Himanee Gupta-Carlson, PhD., began her professional career as a daily newspaper journalist in the mid-1980s, and transitioned into academia a decade later. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in journalism, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in American Studies and Political Science, respectively. She is the author of Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America, an autoethnography about her place and the place of South Asian Americans in the town that is known as “typical America.” Her current project delves deeper into autoethnography as she explores her place and the place of underground female Hip Hop artists and small community-based farmers as agents of social change. She is an associate professor of Historical Studies at SUNY Empire State College, and lives in Saratoga County, New York, where she runs a four-season farm with her husband.


Healing the Land, Land Healing the Self

We appear isolated. Yet, over the years that we have brought our farm into our family, I have come to see ourselves as part of a worldwide imagined community of small farmers.

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?