All posts by Mohammed Rafi Arefin

Talking Trash with Josh Lepawsky

A drawn-out interview with Josh Lepawsky on the politics, flows, and research practices around electronic waste.

environmental justice and radicalized violence

Doing Environmental Studies During Times of Racialized Violence

In the last few weeks, two grand juries declined to indict the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner. What can scholars in the environmental humanities and social sciences say about racialized state violence?

"Tales of Trash" by Peter Hessler published in the October 13 2014 issue of the New Yorker

The Dirty Details: A Response to “Tales of the Trash”

A response to Peter Hessler’s New Yorker essay “Tales of the Trash” reveals how garbage in Cairo is both rich with politics and littered with orientalist distractions.

Headline from a Liberian Newspaper Photo by Alexander Ush Wiaplah.

The Invisible War: Emmanuel Urey on Ebola in Liberia

The current Ebola epidemic has claimed close to 4000 lives in West Africa. Edge Effects interviews CHE Graduate Associate and Liberian citizen Emmanuel Urey about the crisis.