Academic books and articles

  • This year, I wrote an article with Alexandria Garcia and Laura Agnich, “Serving Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex Youth in Alameda County’s Juvenile Hall,” which will be published in Carrie Buist and Lindsay Kahle Semprevivo (eds) Queering Criminology in Theory and Praxis (forthcoming 2021).
  • “The Many Jubas” is an essay I wrote with Christian Doll for the first issue of Parangole, an annual magazine launched by Urban-Think Tank founders Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner at Columbia University, which ‘challenges ideas on urbanization, design and architecture by initiating a global dialogue on topics such as mobility, migration, fluidity and multiplicity.’
  • “Planning Amidst Precarity: Utopian Imaginings in South Sudan,” is an article I wrote with Christian Doll that was published in a special issue of the Journal of Eastern African Studies in 2017. The article looks at the aspirations that South Sudan’s former rebel leaders had for the future of its capital city in the form of extremely ambitious urban plans. It considers what such utopian visions say about the future of the troubled state. The special issue was published as an edited book: Karen Buscher (ed) Urban Africa and Violent Conflict; Understanding Conflict Dynamics in Central and Eastern Africa from an Urban Perspective (New York, Routledge, 2019). A version of the article is also in “Corruption as Resistance: bureaucratic obstruction, ethno-spatial politics, and capital city planning in South Sudan,” in Steven Roach and Derrick Hudson (eds), South Sudan’s Challenged Peace: State-building, Accountability, and the Role of Foreign Intervention (New York: Routledge, 2018).
  • “The Strategic Instrumentalization of Land Tenure: the case of Juba, Southern Sudan,” is an article I wrote for the journal AFRICA in 2012. It examines how different groups used debates over land to position themselves relative to the new government.
  • “Les dynamiques locales de la construction etatique a Juba, au Sud-Soudan,” is an article published in the French journal, Politique Africaine in 2011. It presents a preliminary picture of the postwar dynamics of reconstruction in South Sudan.
  • “Ocampo v Bashir: the perspective from Juba,” is an essay I wrote while in the field in South Sudan. It was first published online by the Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group in July 2008, and then in Arieff et al, “International Criminal Court Cases in Africa: Status and Policy Issues,” a Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report prepared for members and committees of congress.