The conflict in Mali

Yesterday, Max Fisher, foreign affairs blogger at the Washington Post, put together a helpful primer, "9 Questions about Mali You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask." It is funny, accessibly written, and a good start for those unfamiliar with the conflict. But as is the case in most simplified (but not simple) explanations of complex conflicts,... Continue Reading →

Enumerating social problems

For the past couple of years, I’ve been working through arguments about techniques of enumeration and the role of surveys, disease surveillance systems, and other quantitative modes of knowledge production in health, development and relief programs. A recent collaboration with medical anthropologist friends and colleagues even produced a special issue in Medical Anthropology. I am currently working on... Continue Reading →

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