(c) Lula Wyss Le Brocq

(c) Lula Wyss Le Brocq

I am a writer. Recent subjects have included an essay on Jenny Holzer’s paintings of redacted documents for the catalogue of her 'War Paintings' exhibition, a reportage for Chimurenga on violence and forgetting in South Sudan, and, for Hotel Amerika, a short story about a hunt for unique gestures amid the sad repetitions of stock photography.

I was a 2014 UNESCO Laureate Artist in Creative Writing, and had a residency at the Dar Al-Ma'mûn, in Marrakech, Morocco in the same year. 

I was educated at the University of Oxford, l'EHESS-Paris, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of California, Berkeley; I have a Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from the latter institution. I have lived in Britain, Cambodia, Egypt, France, the Netherlands, Kenya, America, Germany, and South Sudan. I've taught political philosophy at Sciences-Po Paris, and anthropology at Berkeley, and in San Quentin State Prison, California. From 2014-18, I was a Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago, teaching in the Social Science core.

I am also a researcher on South Sudan with Small Arms Survey, the nonfiction editor of Asymptote, a journal of literature in translation, and a fellow at the The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund. My work has been published in the British Guardian, the Washington Monthly, and Onsite Review, amongst others places.

You can reach me by email at joshuacraze@joshuacraze.com. My public PGP key is here.

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