Julian is currently completing two manuscripts.
(1) 'The Truth Is Not Enough: post-politics and the future of political reason'. He examines the critique of post-politics in the works of Ernesto Laclau, Etienne Balibar, Jacques Rancière and Alain Badiou. The book proposes a novel theory of chiasmic post-politics, and argues for a reconsideration of the classic division between 'absolute' and 'gradual' political transformation. (currently under review with McGill UP). The book also introduces the concepts of the plus-political, para-political, and apo-political.
(2) Paranoid Nationalism. In this book, Julian de Medeiros proposes a critical reconsideration of the concept of 'nationalism' by focusing on contemporary concerns regarding political disinformation, conspiracy theories and the emergence of 'ultra-politics'. He focuses in particular on Brazil, Turkey, Ukraine and the US.
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Research grants and awards
In 2014 Julian was awarded a Kent 50th Anniversary Graduate Scholarship (full doctoral tuition plus monthly stipend) to complete his research project started during the Gezi Protests in Turkey (2013).