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Arun Saldanha, Faculty Fellow, Spring 2008

Arun Saldanha (Geography, College of Liberal Arts) focused on “The Philosophical Geography of Race.” He began work on a new book project, The Political Phenotype: Antiracist Science and Philosophy, read extensively, and wrote what he expects to be his most important article for some years, “The itineraries of geography: Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s Itinerio and Dutch exploration of the Indian Ocean, 1594-1602” for Annals of the Association of American Geographers. He also made six workshop, conference, and collaborative presentations.


Other work that Professor Saldanha attributes to his time at the IAS includes:

Saldanha, Arun. “Skin, affect, aggregation: Guattarian variations on Fanon.” Environment and Planning A, special issue “Affect, race and identity.” Edited by Mike Crang and Divya Tolia-Kelly. Forthcoming.

Saldanha, Arun. “Two birds of paradise in North Holland, 1592: the gift of the exotic.” parallax 54, special issue, “The life of the gift.” Edited by Myra Hird. 16(1): 68-79, forthcoming.

Saldanha, Arun.  “Music is force”, The Massachussetts Review: A Quaterly of Literature, the Arts, and Public Affairs, 50th Anniversary Issue, 50(1-2), 2009: 70-80.

Saldanha, Arun.  “A realist approach to race.” In Companion to Human Geography. Edited by John Agnew and James S. Duncan. Oxford: Blackwell, forthcoming.

Saldanha, Arun. “Politics and difference.” In Place-Making: Nonrepresentational Theories and Human Geography. Edited by Ben Anderson and Paul Harrison. Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 2010.

Saldanha, Arun. “The ghost of Goa trance: a retrospective.” In The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance. Edited by Graham St John. London, Routledge, 2010, 55-65.

Saldanha, Arun.  “Whiteness in Golden Goa: Linschoten on phenotype.” In Indian Ocean Studies: Cultural, Social, and Political Perspectives.  Edited by Ashraf Jamal and Shanti Moorthy. London, Routledge, 2009. 339-359.

Saldanha, Arun.  “Soundscapes.” In The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Edited by Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift.  Oxford, Elsevier, 2009, 236-240

Saldanha, Arun.  “Back into the great outdoors: speculative realism as philosophy of science.” Review of After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency, Cosmos and History: Journal for Social and Natural History, 5(2), 2008, online (Peer-reviewed), 5(2): 308-325

Saldanha, Arun.  Review of Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory, and the Politics of Trauma by Adrian Parr, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (Forthcoming)

Saldanha, Arun.  Review of Chaos, Territory, Art: Deleuze and the Framing of the Eart by Elizabeth Grosz, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 27(3), 2009: 569-570

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