Aaron Shakow

Lecturer at Brandeis University and researcher at Harvard Medical School. Studies the connections between religion, politics and disease.

Aaron Shakow is a lecturer in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University and a Research Associate in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shakow's research focuses on sociopolitical constructions of illness and their impact on international relations. His forthcoming book, Marks of Contagion: How Bubonic Plague and Mediterranean Quarantine Inspired the Neoliberal Security State, explores the evolution of 17th- and 18th-century public health policy into today's global struggle between states and violent revolutionary networks. Dr. Shakow received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009. A past editor of the International Journal of Health and Human Rights, he has also served as Associate Director of the Non-Communicable Disease program at the Boston-based NGO Partners In Health and a policy advisor in the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS Department. His son Leo Sam just turned two.

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