John Carlson

John Carlson is completing his dissertation, Empowering Indigenous Self-Determination in-against-and-beyond Capital. The dissertation examines the exercise of Indigenous law through the blockade. It argues that the blockade as a practice of Indigenous law sparks a circuit of redistribution that mitigates the compulsions of capitalist relations of production, allowing Water Protectors and Land Defenders to sustain their struggle on the frontlines against colonial incursion. John is grateful to Professors Julie Tomiak and Justin Paulson for their indispensable support. John has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Indigenous Justice and Decolonization in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa.