I have recently completed a book called Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crimes: An Anti-Carceral Analysis (Routledge 2018). This work brings together Foucault's writings on crime and delinquency, on the one hand, and sexuality, on the other, in order to theorize sexual crime. Because Foucault's few explicit discussions of sexual crime have been considered notorious from a feminist perspective (he refers to adult-child sex as "bucolic pleasures," argues for the abolition of statutory rape laws, and suggests that the rape of adult women may be no worse than "a punch in the face," and might be decriminalized or punished with a fine), this work brings feminist insight and research on gendered and sexual violence into conversation with Foucault's writings, while remaining committed to Foucault's critique of the prison and the current criminal punishment system and to his critical approach to sexuality. Drawing on the critical race, decolonial, critical disability, queer and critical trans studies literature on the prison that has emerged since Foucault's Discipline and Punish, this project theorizes non-carceral feminist responses to crime. Some articles that have come out of this study include "Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crimes" (Hypatia, 2009), "Infamous Men, Dangerous Individuals, and Violence against Women: Feminist Rereadings of Foucault" (The Blackwell Companion to Michel Foucault, 2013), and a special issue of philoSOPHIA: a journal of continental feminism, that I guest-edited with Lisa Guenther on the topic of Queer, Trans, and Feminist Responses to the Prison Nation (vol. 6, no. 1, Winter 2016).
I am also currently working on a project that brings together Foucauldian philosophy, feminist theory, animal ethics and food politics. Some articles that have come out of this project are "The Precarious Lives of Animals: Butler, Coetzee, and Animal Ethics" (Philosophy Today, 2008), "Foucault and the Ethics of Eating" (Foucault Studies, 2010) and "Abnormal Appetites: Foucault, Atwood, and the Normalization of an Animal-Based Diet" (Journal for Critical Animal Studies, 2012). This project will culminate in a book, co-authored with Kelly Struthers Montford, titled Abnormal Appetites: Foucault and the Politics of Food (McGill-Queens University Press). Kelly Struthers Montford and I have also finished co-editing two books, Disability and Animality: Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies and Colonialism and Animality: Anti-Colonial Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies (in press with Routledge--expected publication in April 2020), and are at work co-editing another volume, Building Abolition: Decarceration and Social Justice (under contract with Routledge), which will proceed from a conference that Kelly, Ada Jaarsma and I organized at the Banff Centre in September 2019.
In August 2016, a volume that I edited with Hasana Sharp, Feminist Philosophies of Life, was published by McGill-Queens University Press. This book emerged from a conference I organized on Bios: Feminist Philosophies of Life, at the Banff Centre in 2013.
In November 2016, my book, The Routledge Guidebook to Foucault's The History of Sexuality was published with Routledge Press. This work provides students of Foucault with detailed explanations of volumes 1-3 of The History of Sexuality, as well as chapters on the influence and legacy of volume 1 in feminist and queer theory.
Earlier major works include my first book, The Culture of Confession from Augustine to Foucault (Routledge, 2009) and a book I edited with Neil Dalal, Asian Perspective on Animal Ethics (Routledge, 2014).