Edna Bonhomme

Edna Bonhomme

Edna Bonhomme is an art worker, historian, lecturer, and writer whose work interrogates the archaeology of (post)colonial science, embodiment, and surveillance. A central question of her work asks: what makes people sick. As a researcher, she answers this question 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 practices 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. 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 Africa is a country, Mada Masr, The Baffler, The Nation, and other publications. 

Coronavirus pandemic

Racism: The most dangerous 'pre-existing condition'

Black Americans are dying disproportionately from COVID-19 and there is a reason for it.

Racism: The most dangerous 'pre-existing condition'

Coronavirus pandemic

What coronavirus has taught us about inequality

Pandemics do not materialise in isolation. They are part and parcel of capitalism and colonisation.

What coronavirus has taught us about inequality