With the exception of grading a final handful of essays for the class I am TAing, I am finished with my second semester as a grad student. I don’t plan on doing any work during the summer, so I will instead use my valuable time to read up on some books related to my research interests and my interest in working with activist groups in the area.
Below is my reading list for the summer thus far. I break up the readings along my research interests. In intend to read 50 pages in one of the books of each category a day (a total of 150 pages a day; I will not get to “general reading” until I finish the readings in the “autism” section).
I break up the books into four categories, and I will begin with the top books in those categories before reading the later texts—I do prioritize the texts by what I read earlier, just in case it takes me too much time to get to them all. The first category is on readings for a project I want to do on ontological security theory in IR and inauthenticity (which I hope to present at either/both Millenium or ISA). The second set of texts is for readings on the Israel-Palestine conflict and various anti-capitalist texts. The third section will consist of texts related to autism for the paper I hope to get published this year (I have texts on queer theory, as advised by my WPSA panel’s discussant Jack Amareux, to learn more about asociality/anti-sociality/anti-meaning and see how they relate to autism). The fourth section will be a hodge podge of IR texts that I want to casually read.
Critique of Cynical Reason
Being and Nothingness
Sublime Object of Ideology
Moral Man and Immoral Society
Black Skins, White Masks
Colonialism and Neocolonialism
For They Know Not What They Do
When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences
Israel-Palesting Books, Critical Texts
Jewishness and the Critique of
The Case for Sanctions Against
The Punishment of Gaza
A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Selections of the Prison Notebooks
Hegemony and Socialist Strategy
Infancy and History
Various Journal Articles in IR, Disability Studies
Queer Art of Failure
The Politics of Subjectivity in
American Foreign Policy Discourses
Cultures of National Security
Critical Theorists and
Power, Production, and the
So there is my list. Please feel free to make recommendations. Are there any texts not on my list that you think should be on it?