Possible paper topics may include: biopolitics and the body; issues of dis/ability; ecological/environmental boundaries; contemporary matters of financial governance; materialities and subjectivities of things/objects; gender; geopolitics/international relations; identity politics; time and memory; marginalized knowledges; the question of modernity; approaches to non-conformism; non-violent versus violent forms of activism; moral and political philosophy; writing and history; patriotism/nationalism and disobedience/resistance; postcolonialism; post-Marxism and post-communism; race; religion and secularity;  sexualities; critical security and critical terrorism studies;  and violence and representation in the American polity.