Is a writer, playwright, independent journalist and unredeemed political junkie. He is the author of two staged plays (La [medio] diezmada, 2011 and El ostrakón, 2012), the short-story collection Interrumpimos este programa (Ficticia, 2012), as well as articles and translations in both Spanish (Global, Animal Político, Tierra Adentro) and English (Jacobin, Progressive Army). A Connecticut native, he became a naturalized Mexican citizen in 2007.
Has been a Professor of Politics at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada for over thirty years. His publications include Imperial Subjects: Citizenship in an Age of Crisis and Empire (Bloomsbury, 2014); The New Imperialists: Ideologies of Empire (Oneworld, 2006); Restructuring and Resistance (Fernwood, 2000) and The Making of Bourgeois Europe (Verso,1991), as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles.