Andrew Cutrone

Affiliated Graduate Students

I am a PhD student in the department of sociology at the University of Texas - Austin. My work concerns black critical theory and abolitionist politics. Generally, I write about how the subject emerges within racial-colonial epistemes and I think about how we might leverage subjectivity and social justice education to disrupt the subject and usher in otherwise ways of being and relating to one another. In this mood, my research explores "accomplice work," a subjectivity in excess of and in contradistinction to "allyship" that is primed by black study, fugitivity, and liberationist imaginations. In this project, I creatively engage with (in order to disrupt the conventional understandings of) theory, standpoint, history, and archive. My aim is to unsettle these concepts' ontological ground in antiblackness and coloniality. I received a B.A. and M.A. in sociology from the University at Albany, SUNY.