Dr Adi Kuntsman

My work lies at the intersection of cybercultures/digital and social media; anti-colonial and feminist scholarship; queer theory; and social research on war, nationalism and colonialism. My fields of geographic and thematic interest are broad and diverse: I have written on queer racisms in Israel-Palestine; on sexuality and class in Gulag historiography; on digital horizons of hatred in post-Soviet diaspora; and on social media in militarized settings across the world.The common thread in all of my work is my interest in violence – its affective economy and its cultural imageries, its seductive power and its bargaining value. I am especially interested in political effects of living with violence as a perpetrator, a spectator, a bystander, or a complicit beneficiary.

I am the author of Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Queerness, Mingranthood and Nationalism in Cyberspace and Beyond (2009), and the co-editor of Queer Necropolitics (with Jin Haritaworn and Silvia Posocco, 2014); Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technologica Change (with Athina Karatzogianni, 2012); and Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/ Raciality (with Esperanza Miyake, 2008). My new book, Digital Militarism: Israel's Occupation in the Social Media Age (with Rebecca L. Stein, Stanford University Press) examines mobile technologies and social media as tools, sites, and languages of Israeli militarist violence.


NEW: Digital Militarism is out! Order directly from the publisher, or from CAP if you are in the UK or Europe. CAP currently offer free postage in the UK

For more news about Digital Militarism on Twitter, see #digitalmilitarism Tweets

Read more about the book on Jadaliyya, New Texts Out Now

Read  an excerpt on Mondoweiss: '#Revenge'

Read more on Stanford University Press blog:
"The Political Consciousness of the Selfie", a discussion of our concept of "selfie militarism", Part I and Part II
in dialogue with Negar Mottahedeh, the author of #Iranelection

"Our Boys Gone Wild": Review of Digital Militarism by Jenna Brager in The New Inquiry

Review of Digital Militarism by Esperanza Miyake in DarkMatter