Raymond B. Craib

Marie Underhill Noll Professor of American History

Summary

I am a historian of modern Latin America with research and teaching interests in the intersections of space, politics, and everyday practice. My home department is History and I have affiliations with Romance Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Latino Studies and work with students from a wide range of disciplines.  I work with graduate students on the history of modern Latin America, the histories of anarchism and the dissident Left, and geography and social theory. 

My works include:

Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes (Duke U. Press, 2004; Spanish translation, 2013) 

The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016; Spanish translation by Pablo Abufom, Santiago Subversivo 1920: Anarquistas, universitarios y la muerte de José Domingo Gómez Rojas, Ediciones LOM, 2017) . 

Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age (PM Press/Spectre, 2022). For more on this book: "The Brief Life and Watery Death of a '70's Libertarian Micronation," Slate (May 21, 2022); Terra Nullius  (Feb. 2022) with Atossa Araxia Abrahamian; The Hated and the Dead (March 2022) with Tom Leeman;  "Libertarian Exit," with Dave Troy on Dave Troy Presents (Oct. 2022); Faculti (April 2022); and The Majority Report with Sam Seder and Emma Vigeland. My perspective (not a fan!) on seasteads and charter cities can be found in "Egotopia," (Counterpunch August 2018); "Elite White Flight to Outer Space--and Honduras" (PM Press blog/Anarchist Review of Books 2022); "Crypto Bros are Trying to Buy an Island in the Pacific" (Jacobin, April 2022); and "Starting From Scratch" podcast (2ser.com, hosted by Ninah Kopel, University of Technology Sydney).              

Research Focus

Main research interests: Latin America and/as global history; critical geography/cartography; theory and history.

Publications

Books:

Adventure Capitalism: A History of Libertarian Exit, from the Era of Decolonization to the Digital Age (PM Press/Spectre, 2022).

The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and poetry in interwar Chile (Oxford University Press, 2016) Published in translation as:  Santiago Subversivo 1920: Anarquistas, universitarios y la muerte de José Domingo Gómez Rojas. Trans. by Pablo Abufom Silva, LOM Ediciones, Chile, 2017

Cartographic Mexico: A History of State Fixations and Fugitive Landscapes (Duke University Press, 2004).  Published in translation as: México Cartográfico: Una historia de límites fijos y paisajes fugitivos. Trans. by Rossana Reyes, UNAM/Inst. de Geografía/CISAN, Mexico, 2014

Martirio, memoria, historia:  Sobre los subversivos y la expulsión de Casimiro Barrios, 1920 (Santiago: Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Serie Signos de la Memoria, 2015)

Edited books:

No Gods No Masters No Peripheries: Global Anarchisms [co-edited with Barry Maxwell] (PM Press, 2015). German translation, edition assemblage, forthcoming.

 

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