Samera Esmeir is currently writing a second book, titled The Struggle that Remains: Between the World and the International. The book tracks the modern entry of the word international into the English language, and theorizes its emergence as a contending signifier of the world, as well as its reconfiguration of horizons of struggle. Her first book, Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History (Spring 2012, Stanford University Press) is a historical and theoretical study of how colonial juridical powers have reconfigured the concept of the human during the late-modern colonial era by bonding the human to the law.
Research Expertise and Interest
critical theory, Middle Eastern Studies, Legal and political thought, law and society, legal histories, colonialism and post-colonialism