Eli currently teaches in Duke's International Comparative Studies Program, and has also taught in the Education Program and Literature Program. He also works in Duke's Social Movements Lab
as the program coordinator. He earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in 2013. He is writing a book titled Against the Romance of Education: A Political Theory of Study
His research interests include: political theory, the politics of education, global studies, social movements, environmental politics, pedagogical theory, critical geography, prison and police abolitionism, anarchist studies, the commons, feminism, autonomous marxism, decolonization, actor-network-theory, the politics of waste, water and wastewater treatment, and more-than-humanist politics, among others.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics, ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, and The Journal of Environmental Education. You can download his articles at his Academia.edu page
He also is on the editorial collective of a new open access journal, Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics.
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