Publications

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“Natura nihil frustra facit” (2019) by Dustin J. Byrd

Forthcoming Books:

  • The Dark Charisma of Donald Trump: A Political Psychology Approach to Understanding the Agitator and his Devotees (Ekpyrosis Press 2022).
  • Alt-Fascism: Essays on the New Radical Right (Ekpyrosis Press 2023).
  • Syed Hussein Alatas and Critical Social Theory: Decolonizing the Captive Mind. Co-Edited with Seyed Javad Miri. (Brill 2023).
  • The Many Faces of Populism: Perspectives from Critical Theory and Beyond. Co-edited with Mlado Ivanovic and Jeremiah Morelock (Brill, 2023)
  • Sigmund Freud as a Critical Social Theorist: Psychoanalysis and the Neurotic in Contemporary Society. Co-Edited with Seyed Javad Miri. (Brill 2024)
  • Ali Shariati: Critical Social Theory and Revolution. Co-edited with Seyed Javad Miri (Ekpyrosis Press, 2024).
  • Alexander Dugin and the Future of Russia: Neo-Eurasianism, Political Philosophy, and the Search for a Civilization-State. Co-Edited with Seyed Javad Miri. (Publisher TBA)

Forthcoming Book Chapters:

  • “The Psychological Dynamics of Mental Captivity: Subsequent Conceptual Developments,” in the book Syed Hussein Alatas and Critical Social Theory, edited by Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri. (Brill, 2022).
  • “Ali Shariati and the Foundations of Islamic Socialism: Muhammad, Capitalism, and the Post-Metaphysical Socialist Alternative” in the forthcoming book Toward Indigenous Democratic Socialism. Edited by Mojtaba Mahdavi (University of Alberta) (Brill, 2023)
  • “Metapolitics and the US Far-Right: On the “Non-Violent” Approach to Alt-Right Social Transformation.” Routledge Handbook of Non-Violent Extremism: Groups, Perspectives, and New Debates, edited by Elisa Orofino and William Allchorn. (Routledge, 2023).
  • “Revolutionary Opium: On Ali Shariati’s Determinate Negation of Marx,” in Marxism in Muslim Contexts, edited by Danielle Widmann Abraham. (Bloomsbury Publishing).
  • “The Limits of the Translation Proviso: The Inherent Alien within the Willed-Community,” in Islamophobia and/in Post-Secular States, edited by Sharmin Sadequee. (University of Alberta Press, 2023).

Forthcoming Articles:

  • “Weltschmerz: A Psycho-philosophical View on a Global Problem”
  • “The Geist of Russia’s War on Ukraine: Neo-Eurasianism”
  • “Oikophobia and Xenophilia: Pathologies and their Political Exports”

Monographs:

  • The Frankfurt School and the Dialectics of Religion: Translating Critical Faith into Critical Theory. Kalamazoo, MI: Ekpyrosis Press (October, 2020).
  • Critical Theory of Religion: From the Frankfurt School to Emancipatory Islamic Thought. Kalamazoo, MI: Ekpyrosis Press (June, 2020).
  • Unfashionable Objections to Islamophobic Cartoons: L’affaire Charlie Hebdo. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (July, 2017).
  • Islam in a Post-Secular Society: Religion, Secularity, and the Antagonism of Recalcitrant Faith. Brill Publishing: Leiden, Netherlands. (November, 2016). Paperback by Haymarket Books, 2018. Translated into Arabic by Mohammed Aafif, Professor of History at Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. Published by Mominoun Without Borders (Beirut, Lebanon) October, 2018. (mominoun.com) The book was featured at the Casablanca International Book Fair, Morocco. (February, 2019)
  • A Critique of Ayn Rand’s Philosophy of Religion: The Gospel According to John Galt.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (Lexington Books) (February, 2015). Paperback released by Lexington Books in September, 2019.
  • Ayatollah Khomeini and the Anatomy of the Islamic Revolution in Iran: Toward a Theory of Prophetic Charisma. University Press of America: (July, 2011).

Book Editor/Co-Editor:

  • Hegel and the Critical Theory of Religion, by Rudolf J. Siebert. Edited by Dustin J. Byrd (Ekpyrosis Press, 2021)
  • The Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique: On Dialectical Religiology. Edited by Dustin J. Byrd. (Brill, 2020) Haymarket Books (2021)
  • Frantz Fanon and Emancipatory Social Theory: A View from the Wretched. Co-Edited by Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri. (Brill, 2019). Paperback released by Haymarket Books, Chicago (2020).
  • Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory: Religion, Revolution and the Role of the Intellectual. Co-edited with Seyed Javad Miri. Brill Publishing: Leiden Netherlands. (2017). Paperback released by Haymarket Books, Chicago (2018).
  • Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary. Co-edited with Seyed Javad Miri. Brill Publishing: Leiden, Netherlands. (2016). Paperback released by Haymarket Books, Chicago (2017).
  • The Early Critical Theory of Religion: The Island of Happiness by Rudolf J. Siebert. Sanbun Publishers: New Delhi, India. (Oct. 2014).

Book Chapters:

  • “A Dialectical Approach to the Roman Religion of Utility: The Hinges of History.” Co-Authored with Rudolf J. Siebert. Dialectics of Religion in the Roman World, edited by Dies van der Linde (University of Amsterdam) and Francesca Mazzilli (Durham University). Franz Steiner Verlag (Germany), in their series “Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge” (2021).
  • “Mythology, Enlightenment, and Dialectic: Determinate Negation” Co-authored with Rudolf J. Siebert and Michael R. Ott. How to Critique Authoritarian Populism: Methodologies of the Frankfurt School, edited by Jeremiah Morelock. (Brill, 2021). Also in paperback from Haymarket Books.
  • “Towards a Dialectical Revivification of Religion: Aufhaben and the Potential for Renovation and Renewal” in the book The Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique: On Dialectical Religiology. (Brill, 2020). Also in paperback from Haymarket Books.
  • “Islamic Colonization and the Coming European Wretched: On the Ideology of Alt-Fascism” in the book The Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique: On Dialectical Religiology. (Brill, 2020). Also in paperback from Haymarket Books.
  • “On the Possibility of a Post-Colonial Revolutionary: Reconsidering Zizek’s Reading of Frantz Fanon in the Interregnum” in the edited volume Frantz Fanon and Emancipatory Social Theory: A View from the Wretched. Co-Edited Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri. (Brill, 2020)
  •  “Ali Shariati”  Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism. 2ndEdition. Edited by Immanuel Ness (CUNY Brooklyn) and Zak Cope. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020 Ebook; 2021 Paperback)
  • “Must Non-Europeans Think Like Us: A Critique of Thoughtlessness in Western and Resten Societies” in the book The Rest Write Back: Discourse and Decolonization. Edited by Esmaeil Zeiny, Ph.D. (Brill, 2019) The Rest Write Back: Discourse and Decolonization
  • “Ali Shariati and Critical Theory: From Black Affirmation to Red Negation” in Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory. Brill Publishing, Leiden, Netherlands. (2017)
  • “Malcolm X and Revolutionary Religion: Christianity, Islam, and the their Emancipatory Potentials” in Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary. Co-edited by Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri. Brill Publishing, Leiden, Netherlands. (2016).
  • Prologue for the book “Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allama Jafari’s Political Thought” By Seyed Javad Miri. University Press of America: Lanham, MD. (2014). Islamism and Post-Islamism
  • “Fromm’s Notion of Prophet and Priest: Ancient Antagonism, Modern Manifestations” in Reclaiming the Sane Society: Essays on Erich Fromm’s Thought. Edited by Robert Lake & Seyed Javad Miri. Sense Publications: Rotterdam, Netherlands. (2014) Fromm’s Notion of Prophet and Priest
  • “Bilderverbot and Utopia: God Unarticulated, Other World Unannounced” in The Dialectic of the Religious and the Secular: Studies of the Future of Religion. Edited by Dr. Michael R. Ott., Brill Publishing: Leiden, Netherlands. (2014)
  • “Nietzsche’s Transvaluation of Islam: On Philosophical Orientalism and its Consequences” in Orientalism: A Eurocentric Vision of the Other. International Peace Studies Center. London, U.K. (2013) Orientalism: A Eurocentric Vision of the Other
  • Prologue for the book Transcendent Unity of Human Culture: Allama Jafari and Russian Literary Thinkersby Dr. Seyed Javad Miri, London Academy of Iranian Studies, (2013). Transcendent Unity of Human Cultures
  • “The Modern Appeal of Islam and Buddhism” Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Edited by Anne Runehov & Lluis Oviedo. Springer Press, New York/Berlin. (2013) Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religion: Front Matter
  • Prologue for the book Allama Jafari on Bertrand Russell: East and West – Shall the Twain Meet? by Dr. Seyed Javad Miri. University Press of America, 2012. (2013) Allam Jafari on Bertrand Russell
  • “On the State of Islam: Thoughts on Revolution, Revolt, and Reform” in The Global Future of Religion International Peace Studies Centre. London, U.K. (2013)
  • Epilogue to Sociology and Allama M. T. Jafari: Probing into Issues of Humanities, Religion, Philosophy, and Social Science by Seyed Javad Miri. London Academy of Iranian studies. (2012)
  • “Walter Benjamin’s Critical Theory of Divine Violence and Political Messianism” in Social Theory, Religion, and Critical Discourses. Edited by Seyed Javad Miri, Lambert Academic Publishing. (2011).
  • “The Swastika and the Crescent: ‘Islamofascism’ – Fact or Political Syllogism?” in Social Theory, Religion, and Critical Discourses. Edited by Seyed Javad Miri, Lambert Academic Publishing. (2011).
  • “Reinventing Utopia: Exploring the Possibilities of That Which Has No Place” Religion and Civil Society: New National Borders, and the Paradoxes of the Globalized Cultural Environment. Tavrida National University: Simferopol, Ukraine. (2008).
  • “Secular Republic or Holy Empire: How America’s Views on Race, Class, and Religion Contribute to Global Resentment,” in Religion and Civil Society: Between Nationalism and Globalism. Tavrida National University: Simferopol, Ukraine. (2004). Translated into Russia.
  • “Global Discourse in the Face of Empire: America, Biophilia vs. Necrophilia, and the Salvation of the American Legacy,” in Religion and Civil Society: On the Way to Global Ethos. Tavrida National University: Simferopol, Ukraine. (2003).

Journal Articles:

“The Russian Restrainer of the Apocalypse: The Katechon in St. Paul, Carl Schmitt, and Alexander Dugin.” Islamic Perspective Vol. 27, Spring 2022. Institute for Critical Social Theory.

“Palingenetic Ultra-Nationalist Christianity: History, Identity, and the Falsity of Reverse Dialectics.” Praktyka Teoretyczna, Issue 4 (42/2021). Edition title: Latency of the Crisis: Globalization, Subjectivity, and Resistance. (Poznań, Poland).

“Dialectics of Religious Fanaticism: A Sketch.” Islamic Perspective Vol 26, Winter 2021 Institute for Critical Social Theory.

“Between Ethno-Nationalism and Pathological Critique: Critical Theory as Critique and Defense of the Western Tradition.” Islamic Perspective Vol. 25, Spring 2021. Institute for Critical Social Theory.

“A Revolutionary Discourse: Frantz Fanon and Ali Shariati – In Honor of Seyed Javad Miri.” Saher Journal (Tabriz, Iran).

“Ali Shariati and the Theology of Islamic Socialism: Towards a Post-Metaphysical Alternative” Islamic Perspective Vol. 24 Winter 2020 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

“Ethno-Apotheosis and Bilderverbot: The Theo-Philosophical Basis for the Current Western Dasein Kampf” Islamic Perspective Journal Vol. 23 Spring 2020 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

“The Return of the Volksgemeinschaft: On Islam and European Identity” Islamic Perspective Vol. 22 Winter 2019 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

“To be a Saint and a Sultan: Translating a Thirteenth Century Religious Discourse in order to Rescue the Modern World” The Muslim World Journal (Wiley-Blackwell) Edited by Farid Z. Munir (Siena College) and Jason Welle (The Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies). Special edition on Saint Francis and the Sultan Malik al-Kamel. (2019)

“Apocatastasis and the Far-Right’s Return to Religion: Against the Muslim Other” Islamic Perspective Vol. 21 Spring 2019 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

“Ali Shariati and the Dialectics of Authenticity: Reading Shariati through Heidegger, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche”Islamic Perspective Vol. 20 Winter 2018 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

“God is Dead but not Forgotten: Horkheimer’s Critique of Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Religion” Islamic Perspective Vol. 18 Winter 2017 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

“Said Nursi’s Risale’i Nur and Critical Theory: Finding a Common Cause between Religion and Materialist Philosophy” Islamic Perspective Vol. 16 Winter 2016 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

“In the Original Language: Reading Walter Benjamin’s Philosophy of Religion in a Post-Secular Society.” Heathwood Journal of Critical Theory. United Kingdom. Vol. 1, Issue 3. Summer, 2016.

“Nietzsche’s Transvaluation of Islam: On Philosophical Orientalism and its Consequences” Transcendent Philosophy Journal Vol. 16 No. 27 Dec. 2015 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

“Habermas, Post-Secularity, and the Problems of Muslim Minorities in Europe” Journal of Religious Studies, History, and Society (Revista Ciências da Religião – Historia e Sociedade) MacKenzie University, Brazil. Summer, 2014.

“Neither Man nor Beast: Dehumanization in Direct and Systemic Violence” Memoria Ethnologia No. 48-49, Dec. 2013. Romania. Abstract

“Critical Theory of Religion: From Having to Being” Co-Authored with Dr. Rudolf J. Siebert (Western Michigan University) and Dr. Michael R. Ott (Grand Valley State University) Critical Research on Religion. Sage Publications. April, 2013.

Blackwater Theology: On the Unholy Trinity of Sirico, Strauss, and Friedman” Islamic Perspective Vol. 8 2012 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

Bildeverbot and Utopia: On the Imageless God and Unarticulated Society” Islamic Perspective Vol. 7 2012 London Academy of Iranian Studies.

“Walter Benjamin’s Critical Theory of Divine Violence and Political Messianism” Islamic Perspective Vol. 5 2011 London Academy of Iranian Studies. 

“The Swastika and the Crescent: ‘Islamofascism’ – Fact or Political Syllogism?” Islamic Perspective Vol. 4 2010  London Academy of Iranian Studies.

Book Reviews:

  • Review – A Critical Introduction to Khomeini  edited by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Cambridge University Press, 2014. Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World (May 26, 2015).
  • A review of Jerome Braun’s “Democratic Culture and Moral Character. A Study in Culture and Personality.” Dordrecht: Springer. Rudolf J. Siebert & Dustin J. Byrd. Critical Research on Religion. Sage Publications. (Aug. 2015, Vol. 3: Issue 2).
  • A review of Dr. Manning Marable’s book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Islamic Perspective Journal No. 6 Dec. 2011 London Academy of Iranian Studies.
  • A review of Dr. Michael R. Ott, (Ed.) The Future of Religion: Toward a Reconciled Society. Michigan Sociological Review, Volume 23, (Fall 2009)

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