My scholarly practice is informed by my political consciousness and historical awareness, as defined by my biography. I have migrated between three continents, three languages, and three political regimes. This movement of ongoing rifts impressed upon me distances, yet also close encounters with regimes of terror. The first was Totalitarian, I was born in 1984 in Siberia, USSR, then a Democratic Apartheid; I immigrated, at the age of seven, to Israel. Today, in the US, this unhomely distance bestows upon me a commitment to an ethical state of statelessness. In the margins of a quivering Empire, I attend to and produce close criticism of, the commonly overlooked.