Need Ahuja holds a paper in front of a screen, on the right

February 14, 2018 – Neel Ahuja, “Reversible Human: Rectal Feeding, Gut Plasticity, and Racial Control in US Carceral Warfare”

Neel Ahuja’s research explores the relationship of the body to forms of imperial warfare and security. Focusing on the association of rectal feeding, used as a form of medical rape in CIA prisons, and bodily plasticity, the presentation argues that the terrorist body is not only a useful discursive figure in the current wars, but also an experimental material that can be used to modulate time, sensation, and resistance toward forms of racial control.

Neel Ahuja teaches in the interdisciplinary humanities programs at UC Santa Cruz.


February 14, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Free and open to the public


Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz

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