Selected Work

The Dispossessed, The New Republic, March 2019 (link)

No Shelter in the Land of Last Refuge, The New Republic, July-August 2018 (link)

The Pain Refugees: The Forgotten Victims of America's Opioid Crisis, Harper's Magazine, April 2018 (link)

A Prayer's Chance: The Scandal of Mental Health in West Africa, Harper's Magazine, May 2017 (link)

Chains, Guernica, December 2016 (link

Justice for All, Jacobin, April 2016 (link)

Where Fragile Things Die, Public Books, September 2013 (link

Life After Sovereignty, History of the Present, Spring 2014 (link

The Miraculous Life, The Johannesburg Salon, Summer 2012 (link)

Secularism, Religious Violence, and the Liberal Imaginaryin Secularism and Religion-Making, Oxford University Press, 2011 (link

Disciplined Seeing: Forms of Christianity and Forms of Life (with Stanley Hauerwas), South Atlantic Quarterly, Fall 2010 (link)

Violence and the Profane: Islam, Liberal Democracy, and the Limits of Secularism, Anthropological Quarterly, 2007 (link)


African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility, University of Chicago Press, 2017 (link