THE TYRANNY OF THE PRESENT
In this sixth episode of Conjuncture, Jordan T. Camp’s guest is Leniqueca A. Welcome. They discuss her ethnographic research in Trinidad, what she calls the “tyranny of the present,” and the possibilities of abolitionist politics today. Conjuncture is a monthly web series and podcast curated and co-produced by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton for the Trinity Social Justice Initiative. It features interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and public intellectuals.
Leniqueca A. Welcome is an assistant professor of International and Urban Studies at Trinity College. Her work appears in influential venues such as Small Axe, American Anthropologist, Multimodality and Society, Inquiry, City and Society, as well as edited volumes including Sovereignty Unhinged (Duke, forthcoming). She is currently working on her first book, Come Out of This World: Beyond Terrains of Criminalization to Where Life is Precious.