Siad Darwish

My research traces waste flows and unequal chemical relations between cells, bodies, the micro-ecologies of my field sites, planetary ecology, and sometimes the otherworldly. Using this approach, my first book manuscript is an exploration of the environmental politics of the Arab Uprisings in Tunisia. Find out more on

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Theorizing the Contemporary


[L]ife can multiply until all the phosphorus is gone, and then there is an inexorable halt which nothing can prevent… —Isaac Asimov, "Life’s Bottleneck" ... More