Critiquing the Enlightenment is essential, because there the asylum, prison, and science itself unveil their violent foundations.
Edna Bonhomme is a historian of science and a writer based in Berlin, Germany. A central question of her work is, What makes people sick? She earned her PhD in history of science at Princeton University in 2017. She has written about the history of epidemics, racism, and imperialism for Al Jazeera, The Nation, The Baffler, the New Republic, and more.