Eli has taught in Duke’s International Comparative Studies Program, Education Program, and Literature Program. He also works in Duke’s Social Movements Lab as the program coordinator. He earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in 2013. His forthcoming book, Beyond Education: Radical Studying for Another World will be published with University of Minnesota Press in Fall 2019.
His research interests include: political theory, the politics of education, global studies, social movements, environmental politics, pedagogical theory, critical geography, prison and police abolitionism, anarchist studies, the commons, feminism, autonomous marxism, decolonization, actor-network-theory, the politics of waste, water and wastewater treatment, modernism, tobacco capitalism, and more-than-humanist politics, among others.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics, ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, and The Journal of Environmental Education. You can download his articles at his Academia.edu page
He also is on the editorial collective of a new open access journal, Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics.