Publications

Public Writing

"Redefining Gun Control in a Nation of DistrustSlate 7 June 2022

"Prison Reform Is Undermining Public Health and SafetyTIME 31 May 2022

"The Only Way to Fix the Federal Courts’ Fundamental FlawSlate 24 May 2022

"The Blind Spot in Medicare for AllThe Nation 12 May 2022

"A Judge Retires. Just How Political Is That Decision?" with Chen D. The New York Times 14 April 2022

"The Little-Known Violence Prevention Tool Cropping Up in Cities Across the Country" with Hofer L and Zakrison TL. Slate 2 March 2022

"The Sheriff and His JailInquest, 28 January 2022

"How Joe Biden Launched a New Prison BoomSlate, 25 January 2022

"The Public Health Case for Decarcerating America’s Prison SystemUndark, 6 January 2022

Republished in Salon, 8 January 2022

"Failure to Prioritize Vaccinating Incarcerated People Will Harm Everyone, AgainJacobin, 23 December 2021

"As Covid Surges Again, Decarceration Is More Necessary Than Ever" with Amanda Klonsky. The Nation, 22 December 2021

"Why U.S. Pandemic Management Has Failed: America's Epidemic Engines" STAT, 5 October 2021

"To help stop the spread of COVID-19, stop packing a major hot spot: prisons and jailsUSA TODAY, 23 September 2021

"To Slow Covid Spread, Illinois Must Decarcerate" with Erika Tyagi and Amanda Klonsky. Chicago Tribune, 20 September 2021

"Covid-19 et prisons : attention au boomerang carcéralLa Tribune, 15 September 2021

"Get Police Vaccinated" with Amanda Klonsky. The Atlantic, 26 August 2021

Punishment in a Pandemic: Eric Reinhart in conversation with Salmaan Keshavjee” IWM Post, June 2021

"Mass Incarceration Has Worsened the Covid-19 Pandemic For EveryoneJacobin, 2 June 2021

"Medicine for the People" Boston Review, 30 March 2021

Republished as "Decolonising Care and Its Ethics" New Frame (South Africa), 14 April 2021

Stop Needless Arrests to Prevent COVID-19 Deaths” The New York Times, 2 July (online) and 6 July (print) 2020

When You Arrest as Many People as We Do, You Cannot Protect Against Infectious Spread: An Interview with Eric Reinhart” Jacobin, June 27 2020

Releasing Nonviolent Accused Makes Us Safer in Covid Era” with Daniel Chen. The Wall Street Journal, 24 June 2020

Anthropology of Incarceration, Public Health, and Health Policy

"Apartheid Logic in Global Health" with Fallah MP. The Lancet 2022; 399 (10328): 902–3

Association of Anti-Contagion Policies and Jail Decarceration with Covid-19 Growth Rates in US Counties” with Chen D. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(9):e2123405.

Media and interviews: The Atlantic, NPR, The Guardian, Forbes, USA TODAY, STAT, La Tribune, Chicago Tribune

"How Mass Incarceration Makes Us All SickHealth Affairs 28 May 2021

Media and interviews: The Atlantic, USA TODAY, STAT, Harvard Gazette, Quartz, The Appeal, WBEZ, The Healthcare Policy Podcast, Chicago Tribune

"Carceral-Community Epidemiology, Structural Racism, and Covid-19 Disparities" with Chen D. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2021; 118 (21): e2026577118 

Media and interviews: Chicago Tribune, Harvard Gazette, The Appeal, Quartz, Jacobin, WBEZ, The Healthcare Podcast

"Structural Medicine: Towards an Economy of Care" with Dawes D and Maybank A. The Lancet 2021; 397 (10286): 1691–3

"Vaccination Plus Decarceration –– Stopping Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons" with Barsky BA, Farmer P, and Keshavjee S. The New England Journal of Medicine 2021; 384: 1583–1585

The Neocoloniality of Who Cares: US Underinvestment in Medical Education Exacerbates Global Inequities" with Alam E. The British Medical Journal 2020; 371: m4293

“A Critique of Clinical Economy: Reassessing Value and Care During Covid-19” with Brauner D. The British Medical Journal 2020; 370: m2878

“Incarceration and Its Disseminations: Pandemic Lessons from Chicago’s Cook County Jail” with Chen D. Health Affairs 2020; 39 (8): 1412–1418

Selected media and interviews: New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist, Lancet, Science, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Vox, The Independent, CNN, US News & World Report, Politico, Slate, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Mother Jones, Jacobin, Harvard Gazette, Axios, Stateline/Pew Charitable Trusts, American Bar Association Journal, Rolling Stone, Sentencing Law & Policy, Deadline, Common Dreams, The Appeal, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

“Mandatory Disclosure: Theory and Evidence from Industry-Physician Relationships” with Chen D, Levonyan V, and Taksler G. The Journal of Legal Studies 2019; 48 (2): 409–440

"Abolitional Public Health" Revise and resubmit

"The Afterlives of Abuse Behind Bars – Public Health Policy for National Reparation" Revise and resubmit

"The Care of Justice – For a National Decarceration Program" Under review

Aesthetic and Political Anthropology
“Aesthetics for Hypochondriacs: Kantian Time and Self-Soothing Philosophy" Forthcoming in Problemi International

"Unbecoming Subjects: Psychiatry, Race, and Disordering the Human” in Ordering the Human: Global Science and Racial Reason edited by Dorothy Roberts and Eram Alam. Columbia University Press. Forthcoming

"Pandemicity without Pandemic: Political Responsibility in the Exponential Present" b20: an online journal of the boundary 2 editorial collective, January 2021

“Where There Are No Others: Privatized Urban Planning and Cities within Cities” The Johannesburg Salon, edited by Mbembe A and Bosch S. 2014; 7: 131–141

"Our Fascist Fantasies, or Politics Beyond Reason" Under review

"Dyspolitics: Mythology and Absurdity after 'the End of History'" with Biziukova V. Under Review

"Medicine and Ideology" Under review

"Revolutionary Medicine? A Genealogy of Power in Medical Anthropology and Global Health" Under review

Critical Legal Studies and Political Economy

The Disavowal of Decisionism and the Rise of Juristocracy: Political Motivation in the U.S. Federal Judiciary, 1802–2019 with Chen D. Revise & resubmit

Markets and Morality: How Markets Shape Our (Dis)Regard for Others” with Chen D. Revise and resubmit

"The Judicial Superego: Evidence of Implicit Egoism, Internalized Racism, and Magical Thinking in 9 Million Sentencing Decisions" with Chen D. and Haijdini S. Under review [prior version]

"Machine Prediction of Political Polarization from Circuit Court Judgements" with Lu W. and Chen D. Under review