Ashley Dawson is currently Professor of Postcolonial Studies in the English Department at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He currently works in the fields of environmental humanities and postcolonial ecocriticism. He is the author of three recent books relating to these fields: People’s Power (O/R, 2020), Extreme Cities (Verso, 2017) and Extinction (O/R, 2016).
Other areas of interest of his include the experience and literature of migration, including movement from colonial and postcolonial nations to the former imperial center (Britain in particular), and from rural areas to mega-cities of the global South such as Lagos and Mumbai.
Elvis biographer Alanna Nash discussed Colonel Tom Parker, his dark past, and his manipulation of Presley. Followed by author Ashley Dawson on the disappearance of species thousands of years ago—and the current extinction rate.More »
Former Army chaplain David J. Giammona and journalist Troy Anderson discussed the sophisticated tactics of deception and how to navigate them. Followed by psychic John Russell on various energies, magic, and Skinwalker Ranch.