Lecturer in Sociology and Global Studies, National University of Singapore (2016-present)



PhD, Comparative Studies, Ohio State University (2014)

MSc, College Student Personnel, Miami University (2008)

BA, History, Gonzaga University (2004)

Other Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Kurz, J. J. and Berry, D. T. 2015. Normalizing Racism: Vigilantism, Border Security, and Neo-Racist Assemblages. Security Journal 28 (2): 150-164. DOI:10.1057/sj.2015.6

Kurz, J. J. 2012. (Dis)locating Control: Transmigration, Precarity and the Governmentality of Control. Behemoth: A Journal on Civilization 5 (1): 30-51. http://ojs.ub.uni-freiburg.de/behemoth/article/view/653/588

Encyclopedia Entries

Kurz, J. J. 2016. “Immigration.” The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ray, Sangeeta, Henry Schwarz, José Luis Villacañas Berlanga, Alberto Moreiras and April Shemak (eds). Blackwell Publishing. Blackwell Reference Online. 10 February 2016 http://www.blackwellreference.com/subscriber/tocnode.html?id=g9781444334982_chunk_g978144433498213_ss1-4

Book Reviews

Kurz, J. J. 2013. Border Struggles and the Fabrication of the World. Review of S. Mezzadra and B. Neilson, Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor. Dialogues in Human Geography 3 (3): 329-332. (Invited) DOI:10.1177/2043820613512078

Kurz, J. J. 2012. Review of A. Mountz, Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border. Antipode 44 (4): 1571-1575. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00985.x

Kurz, J. J. 2009. Review of Tina (A.C.) Besley and Michael A. Peters, Subjectivity and Truth: Foucault, Education, and the Culture of Self. Foucault Studies 9: 148-153. http://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/2643/2689

Blog Posts


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