Nasser Mufti

Nasser Mufti works in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is the author of Civilizing War: Imperial Politics and the Poetics of National Rupture (Northwestern University Press, 2018). He is currently researching Pan-African theories of the nineteenth century.


Civil Wartime

Ever since the publication of Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the phrase “empty, homogenous time” (borrowed from Walter Benjamin), has become synonymous with the historical imagination of nationalism.