Brian Goldstone is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. His essays and reporting have appeared in Harper's, The New Republic, Guernica, Jacobin, Public Books, South Atlantic Quarterly, History of the Present, and The Johannesburg Salon. He has written about miracles and the perilous state of mental health care in West Africa, life after incarceration, the plight of chronic pain sufferers amid America’s opioid crisis, and, most recently, Israel's secretive campaign to forcibly deport thousands of asylum seekers. He is the co-editor of African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility (University of Chicago Press, 2017).
Brian received his PhD in cultural anthropology from Duke University. He is currently a Luce/ACLS Fellow in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs; prior to this, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University. He is the recipient of research grants from Fulbright, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. In 2015-2016, as the inaugural Justice-in-Education Fellow at Columbia, he taught at Sing Sing prison.
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