Kojo Koram

Lecturer in Law at Essex University.
Britain: The Empire that Never Was

Britain: The Empire that Never Was

Why Brexit is the culmination of a British national project which weaponises imperial amnesia and nostalgia. Brexit sold the country a dream; ostensibly a project built on anti-migrant sentiment, it also invoked delusions of grandeur, rooted in reanimating the...

Conference: Theorising the Drug War, Essex 29–30 June 2017

Conference: Theorising the Drug War, Essex 29–30 June 2017

You are warmly invited to the conference Theorising the Drug War: Unpacking the ideologies that generated and continue to sustain the 'war on drugs, to be held at the University of Essex on the 29th and 30th of June (2017). The conference brings together activists and...

The Coming Culture Wars in Trumplandia

The Coming Culture Wars in Trumplandia

War was declared in United States of America last Tuesday. There was no official signing of authorisation, it was announced through the proliferation of images and slogans across 24-hour news-cycles, like our contemporary wars on drugs or terror. Following from those...

Focus on the Funk: Review

Focus on the Funk: Review

Between 20–23 May 2016, a community of academics, activists and artists met at Birkbeck School of Law under an invitation to ‘Focus on the Funk.’ [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObOq-o_nDv8] Over three days, the likes of Gayatri Spivak, Alicia Garza, Nina...