Radical love, deconstructed
by Edna Bonhomme

EDNA BONHOMME is a historian of science, lecturer, and writer whose work interrogates the archaeology of (post)colonial science, embodiment, and surveillance in the Middle East and North Africa. A central question of her work asks; what makes people sick? As a researcher, she answers by exploring the spaces and modalities of care and toxicity that shape the possibility for repair. Using testimony and materiality, she creates sonic and counter-archives for the African diaspora in hopes that it can be used to construct diasporic futures. Her practice troubles how people perceive modern plagues and how they try to escape from them. Edna earned her PhD in History from Princeton University in 2017 and she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and currently lives in Berlin, Germany. She has written for Aljazeera, The Baffler, The Nation, and other publications. You can follow her on Twitter at jacobinoire.