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Aaron R. Denham

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Aaron Denham is an American author and anthropologist. His work has been published in journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Current Anthropology, Transcultural Psychiatry, Ethos, and Ghana Studies. Denham won the 2016 Boyer Prize for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Anthropology. Denham’s first book, "Spirit Children: Illness, Poverty, and Infanticide in Northern Ghana," was published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He is currently writing a book-length selection of essays on fieldwork in Ghana. Denham has been a professor at Northern Arizona University and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He lives in San Diego and coordinates and teaches in UC San Diego's Global Health Program.

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Social Distancing: Reflections on a Border Hike

Restless for depth of field, and eager to gaze beyond the myopic viewshed of a blue-lit screen, we set out to hike a stretch of the Sonoran Desert near the border. I craved beautiful things. And a distant horizon.

This captivating landscape is, however, punctuated by human desperation and a nationalistic fantasy equating a rusty wall and militarized patrols with protection and control. These footp

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