2014. Mosquito Trails: Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement. Berkeley: University of California Press. Read more about the book here.
2013. "’Love Isn’t There in Your Stomach:’ A Moral Economy of Medical Citizenship among Nicaraguan Community Health Workers,” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 27(1): 84-102, 2013. For the article, click here.
2012. “’Dengue Mosquitoes are Single Mothers:’ Biopolitics Meets Ecological Aesthetics in Nicaraguan Community Health Work,” Cultural Anthropology 27 (4): 572-596, 2012. For the article, click here. CA's webpage and an interview about the article are here.
On Global Health
2014. (online early edition) "The Lively Ethics of Global Health GMOs: The Case of the Oxitec Mosquito" BioSocieties. To access the article via Palgrave Journals, click here. For an uncorrected proof, click here.
2013. "Humans, Animals, and Health: From Ecology to Entanglement" Environment and Society: Advances in Research 4(1): 60-78. For an uncorrected proof of the article, click here. To access the article via Ingenta, click here.
"Chimeric Globalism: Global Health in the Shadow of the Dengue Vaccine" American Ethnologist) In the late 2000s, a laboratory-engineered, “chimeric” dengue fever vaccine entered late-stage clinical trials. One possible way of interpreting the arrival of a technology like this is to see it as the end-point of a unified global project. Alternatively, such an arrival can be understood as a “cosmopolitical event” (Stengers 2005a). Instead of reflecting unity, cosmopolitical events magnify social and technical differences, and they afford space to contemplate alternative forms of life. Drawing on fieldwork with dengue researchers in Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and Cuba, I argue that the chimera appeared at a liminal moment in dengue science. It prompted researchers to contemplate how the divergent logics of pharmaceutical capital, humanitarianism, and biosecurity shaped their work, as well as to imagine how that work might otherwise proceed. I conclude by suggesting that attention to cosmopolitical events puts the anthropology of global health into closer conversation with analyses of other global phenomena.
2011. “Foundry Values: Artisanal Aluminum Recyclers, Economic Involution, and Skill in Periurban Managua” Urban Anthropology 40(3-4): 319-360. Click article title for a description of the project. Access the article here.