A recent flourishing of Palestinian literature reckons with complications in historical memory caused by settler colonialism.
Critiquing the Enlightenment is essential, because there the asylum, prison, and science itself unveil their violent foundations.
Think about your favorite book. Now ask yourself: Would you admit this to others? Most would share—but literature professors are not most people.
Deciding to not order the tuna or eel at a restaurant won’t save those dying species. But imagining a new kind of “multispecies thriving” might.
Scandinavian crime novels once showed how society failed its citizens. Today, the genre innovates differently—by depicting more violence.
Critical examinations of the internet too often focus on the successes and failures of corporate leaders, rather than on the real constituents of online communities.
Recently translated essay collections underscore how sanitized ethical language has become in the last 60 to 70 years.
Rather than accepting that a virus will come, we can learn how viruses live and thrive—and work to suppress them before they take off.
As more and more protests make clear, the bodies of Black people playing sports are not outside history. Indeed, they never have been.
Franco-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani reveals the dirty underside of bourgeois domesticity. Is her taboo breaking worthy of praise?
Digital health is solidifying the divide between those whose health is valued and those whose health is ignored.
As large spaces where different sectors of the city converge, stadiums are sites of social and political struggle.
Disease has never been merely a biological phenomenon. Instead, all illnesses—including COVID-19—are social problems for humans to solve.
What does “merit” mean in a context—like India—where caste pervades public life?