Anselm Kiefer, March Sand V, 1977, Markischer Sand V, Twenty-five double-page photographic images, with sand,oil, and glue, mounted on card board and bound, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Saul, New York.


Online Media | Newspapers | Reports

Towards a Zero-COVID Lebanon: A Call for Action,” Arab Reform Initiative, October 5, 2000

  • written with a group of health experts/concerned citizens
  • first report of the “Independent Lebanese Committee for the Elimination of COVID-19” that addresses the Lebanese government’s lack of comprehensive strategy and highlights several directions for a better and more coherent national strategy
  • [Arabic version] Arab Reform Initiative, October 10, 2020
  • French version : “Pour une stratégie ‘zéro Covid’ au Liban,L’Orient-Le Jour, October 10, 2020

Op-ed. “Face à la crise sanitaire, une solidarité citoyenne plus que jamais nécessaire,” L’Orient-Le Jour, Septembre 5, 2020

Op-ed. “L’école au Liban, une « longue histoire de rivalités entre puissances étrangères,” Le Monde, September 1, 2020

Letter from Beirut,” Boston Review, August 19, 2020

The Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Lebanon: A Crisis Within Crises,” European Institute of the Mediterranean, no. 19, June 2020 (with Ishac Diwan)

Middle East History in the Time of COVID-19: A Roundtable on Disease, Environment, and Medicine,” Jadaliyya, June 9, 2020

Managing Covid-19 in the Time of Revolution,” Arab Reform Initiative, May 7, 2020, (with Ishac Diwan)

Killer Lockdowns,” Economic Research Forum policy portal, April 21, 2020, (with Ishac Diwan)

In poor countries, focus on protecting the elderly from Covid-19,” Medium, April 10, 2020, (with Ishac Diwan)

Covid-19 and Big Data: A Footnote,” Medium, March 30, 2020

Cancer, catharsis et révolution au Liban,” L’Orient-Le Jour, March 14, 2020

Cancer, Catharsis, and Corruption in Lebanon,” Jadaliyya, January 29, 2020

Book Chapters

“Historiciser les Neurosciences.” In Neurosciences et société: Enjeux des savoirs et pratiques sur le cerveau, edited by Moutaud B. and Chamak B, 51-77. Paris: Armand Colin, 2014. (With Nikolas Rose). Link

Journal Articles

“Psychiatry in the Middle East: The Rebirth of Lunatic Asylums?” British Journal of Psychiatry International (2020): 1-4,

“Governing through the brain: neuropolitics, neuroscience and subjectivity.” Cambridge Anthropology 32 (1) (2014): 3-23. (With Nikolas Rose). PDF

“From brain to neuro: the Brain Research Association and the making of British neuroscience, 1965-1996.” Journal of the History of the Neurosciences 21 (2012): 1–25. PDF

“The birth of the neuromolecular gaze.” History of the Human Sciences 23(1) (2010): 11-26. (With Nikolas Rose). PDF

“Post-war mental health, wealth and justice.” Traumatology (special issue on History, Memory and Trauma) 15(3) (2009): 13-22. PDF

“The Implications of Memory Research and Memory-Erasing Pills: A Conversation with Yadin Dudai.” BioSocieties 4 (1) (2009): 79-90. (With Yadin Dudai).

“The implications of the new brain sciences.” European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Reports 9 (12) (2008): 1158-62. Link

Book Reviews

Review of As The World Ages: Rethinking a Demographic Crisis by Kavita Sivaramakrishnan in Medicine, Anthropology, Theory (February 2019) [Link]

Review of Being Brains: Making the Cerebral Subject by Fernando Vidal and Francesco Ortega in Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society109 (4) (December 2018): 819–820. [Link]

Review of Traces of the Future: An Archaeology of Medical Science in Africa edited by Paul Wenzel Geissler, Guillaume Lachenal, John Manton, and Noémi Tousignant in Medicine, Anthropology, Theory (March 22, 2017). [Link]

Review of Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society by Robert A. Aronowitz in Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 5 (1) (September 30, 2011): 79–82. [Link]