Chance McMahon is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their research focuses on how ancient Israelite, Jewish, and Christian literature appropriate imperial political ideology both to deconstruct such ideologies while presenting an alternative social order that mirrors imperial political ideology.
World Literature, imperialism, colonialism, travel writing, novel, Ottoman Literature, Turkish literature.
I am a historian of the British imperial world, focusing on the experiences of colonised peoples in South Asia and Australia.
Intercultural relationships in medieval Iberia. Iberian Christian kingdoms and Muslims. Medieval empires and imperialism.
Interdisciplinary studies, African literature, South African drama and geography, memory, globalization, imperialism and neo-colonialism, philosophy
Comparative literature. Russian literature and culture. German (especially Austrian) literature and culture. Russian Formalism. Imperial borderlands in East and Central Europe.
My research areas are contemporary literature with an emphasis on Race and Animal Studies, and more broadly, analyses of power. My true love is for continental philosophy particularly phenomenology, Derrida, and contemporary critiques of bio-politics. Historical theories of colonialism and imperialism and the literature pertaining to British imperialism continue to provide, if not a foundation, certainly a disciplinary roof over my head.
Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o history of ideas Space and Political Imaginations Body Politics (Race, Gender, and Sexuality) Affect Theory (Anti)Imperialism
Alexander Meshcheryakov is a Russian historian at the Astrakhan State University who studies the history of the border relations between China and Russia. He studies the processes of cross-border interactions, cultural hybridization and Frontier in the Far East. He pays special attention to the relations between Chinese and Russian ethnic groups during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His another topic of research, based on the archive documents is an early history of grape growing and winemaking in Imperial Russia, bioprospecting of Imperial Russia, as well as of the formation of the Russian border in the Caspian Region.
I am a historian of Imperial Russia and the world, interested in the history of knowledge very broadly defined. My first book, Spies and Scholars: Chinese Secrets and Imperial Russia’s Quest for World Power, deals with the construction of a Russian intelligence network in Qing Dynasty China between 1650 and 1850. It was published with Harvard University Press in April 2020.