Stephanie Malia Hom is Executive Director of the Acus Foundation. She is author of The Beautiful Country and tweets @empirestrip.
"One of the most striking aspects of Empire's Mobius Strip was its artful blend of different discourses: theoretical, historical, journalistic, and personal reflection. At times, the writing is hauntingly poetic."* La Voce di New York *
"A compelling discussion... Hom's book stands out for its focus on specific sites in Italy and Libya and for the use of archival and ethnographic research to uncover the layers of these palimpsests. Most significantly, Hom disrupts the notion of 'post,' tracing the modern state's continued use of the techniques of empire through detention and bordering practices. For Hom, the infinite loop of the mobius strip represents the influence of colonialism on present-day structures, borders, and movements."* Italian Studies *