Here is a talk titled, “‘The Police as Amplifiers: Noise, the State, and Policing the Crisis,” that I gave at the 2014 Invisible Places, Sounding Cities Conference in Viseu, Portugal.
I organized and presided over this roundtable at the California Sociological Association including panelists: Oliver John Baptiste, Sociology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, with “Factoring Socioeconomics and Court-Documented Eviction History: Rental Sustainability in the New Market”; Corina Diaz, Sociology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, with “Borrowed Space: Perceptions of Chronic Homelessness in Long Beach”; and myself, Jeb Aram Middlebrook, Sociology, California State University, Dominguez Hills, with “The Sound of the Police: Listening to Criminal Justice.”
Here is a link to my interactive, digital article, “Prison Music: Containment, Escape, and the Sound of America” published in SoundingOut!, a national sound studies blog/journal in 2011. This article is a teaser for my upcoming book project of the same title.
Here is a PDF of my chapter, “Rhyme and Reason: The Making of a White Anti-Racist Rap Group” for the book, Accountability and White Anti-Racist Organizing (2010), that details the development of a rap group, AntiRacist 15, that I participated in from 2003-2010.
Here is a PDF of an article I authored, “The Ballot Box and Beyond: The (Im)Possibilities of White Antiracist Organizing,” that was published in the June 2010 issue of American Quarterly. In this article, I argue for a centering of multiracial racial justice organizing in studies of race and ethnic studies, and the stakes for white anti-racism in theory and practice. The work was drawn from my Ph.D. dissertation and current book manuscript, Organizing Race: Antiracist Activism and Multiracial Movement-Making.
I was asked last December to submit a response to the topic of the “activist academic” and “public intellectual” for a Digital Roundtable in the inaugural issue of Powerlines, a peer-reviewed, online American Studies journal based at the University of Maryland, College Park. The journal launched today and you can read and comment on my full response here.