Doctors for Defunding Police: Interview with Dr. Bahar Orang

Khaleel Grant // About Doctors for Defunding Police Doctors for Defunding Police started as an initiative by a few doctors concerned about the toll anti-Black and anti-Indigenous policing was taking on the health of residents in the City of Toronto. As a group of concerned physicians working in Toronto and beyond, they came together to…

Abolition Mathematics: The Just Mathematics Collective

In the age of big data, machine learning, smart bombs, and facial recognition, that mathematical science plays an immeasurable—and political—role in shaping our world is uncontestable. Academically speaking, mathematics is somewhat artificially divided into two camps: applied and pure. It would be reasonable to believe that it is the applied mathematicians who are responsible for…

Prison Experiments

Michael Ralph and Maya Singhal // In the Marvel comic series by the same name,  Luke Cage becomes the unfortunate victim of sinister prison science. Incarcerated for a crime he did not commit, Cage is targeted by a racist corrections officer when he is recruited for a prison experiment. When the doctor conducting this operation…

Plague as Disciplinary Project: COVID in Chicago

Erin Williams // To see “Plague as Disciplinary Project” with full-size images and complete footnotes, please click the button below to download a PDF. Author bio: Erin Williams is a writer, an illustrator, and the author of Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame.

Special Issue: On Police, Prison, and Plagues

Khaleel Grant, Elsa Hardy, Max Mishler, and Elizabeth Ross // Starting in December of 2020, a series of rebellions rocked the St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC) and the St. Louis City Minimum Security Institution (MSI), frequently referred to as “the Workhouse.” People incarcerated at both institutions broke out of their cells, detained correctional officers,…

Muscle Toning or Virtue Honing?: Alexi Pappas and the Rise of Virtue Ethics in Fitness Discourse

Christina Fogarasi // Content Warning: suicidal ideation; depression; disordered eating In October 2020, celebrity cycling instructor Ally Love kicked off the second season of “Sundays with Love,” an immersive, reflective at-home cycling experience focused on “creating a sensation of deep connection with yourself and with fellow Members up and down the Leaderboard.” Peloton—an elite home…