Edna Bonhomme

Edna Bonhomme

Edna Bonhomme is a historian of science and writer based in Berlin who earned a PhD in the history of science from Princeton University and a Master o... f Public Health from Columbia University. Working with sound, text, and archives, Bonhomme explores contagion, epidemics, and toxicity by asking: what makes people sick? Bonhomme narrates how people perceive modern plagues and how they try to escape from them through critical storytelling. Bonhomme’s first book Tending to our Wounds: A History of Haiti, Harlem, Berlin, and Me (Haymarket Press) explores the global history of restitution and reparations for the African diaspora will be published in 2022. Bonhomme is currently writing a second book, Captive Contagions (One Signal/Simon & Schuster) which examines the role that captivity has played during epidemics. Bonhomme has written for The Atlantic, The Baffler, Esquire, The Guardian, The Nation, The New Republic, and other publications.


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Along­side the pan­dem­ic and its im­pacts on the econ­o­my, the US is also fac­ing a grow­ing debt cri­sis.

Opinion by Edna Bonhomme
Published On 16 Feb 2021
Student debt protest