Some Publications


This is a selection of recent publications (and some earlier ones that I still like). A longer list can be found at the bottom of the page.

The Maimed and the healing

in Aeon, december 2018, with Todd Meyers.

Eurasianism versus IndoGermanism: Linguistics and Mythology in the 1930s Controversies over European Prehistory

with Jamie Phillips; published online and forthcoming on paper in History of Science.

The Great War’s New Body

in The Lancet, vol. 392 December 15, 2018

After Transparency (Henri Michaux)

in Qui Parle 26.2 (December 2017), 360-64.

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Edited and with an editorial/introduction, with Maria Stavrinaki

Edited and with an editorial/introduction, with Maria Stavrinaki

TRANSPARENCY, HUMANISM, and the politics of the future before and after May '68

in Emmanuel Alloa and Dieter Thomä, Transparency, Subjectivity, Society: Critical Perspectives. (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

An army of shadows: Black Markets, Adaptation, and Social Transparency in Postwar France

Journal of Modern History 88 (March 2016), 60-95.


Georges Canguilhem's Critique of Medical Reason

Introduction to G. Canguilhem, Writings on Medicine (Fordham, 2012).
Co-authored with Todd Meyers


Violence and Mechanism: Canguilhem's Overturning of the Cartesian Legacy

in Qui Parle, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Fall/Winter 2015), pp. 125-146.


Integrations, vigilance, catastrophe: the neuropsychiatry of aphasia in henry head and kurt goldstein

authored with Todd Meyers, in Nima Bassiri and David Bates, eds. Plasticity and Pathology (Fordham University Press, 2015), 112-158. (This essay is superseded by its revision as chapter 4 of The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe.)

The Brain in Abeyance: Freud and the Claim of Neuropsychoanalysis

History of the Present, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2011), pp. 219-243

The Plastic Self and the Prescription of Psychology: Ethnopsychology, Crowd Psychology and Psychotechnics, 1890 - 1920

in Republics of Letters 3:2, special issue on “Conflicts of the Faculties: Interdisciplinarity” (see Edited Volumes above), 2014.




Polyschematic Prehistory at the Dusk of Colonialism: Internationalism, racism, and science in Henri Breuil and Jan Smuts

in Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics 69-70 (Spring-Autumn 2018): Writing Prehistory.


THE Scaffolding of Sovereignty:
Editors’ Introduction

with Zvi Ben-Dor Benite and Nicole Jerr; in Ben-Dor, Geroulanos, and Jerr, eds, The Scaffolding of Sovereignty (2017), 1-49.


The Sovereignty of the New Man after Wagner:
Artist and Hero, Symbolic History, and the Staging of Origins

in Ben-Dor, Geroulanos, and Jerr, eds, The Scaffolding of Sovereignty (2017), 440-468.



in Modern Intellectual History 8, no. 3 (November 2011) , pp. 531-560


'Les Ar-z et les sciences': aesthetic Theory and aesthetic politics in Comte's Late work

in Andrew Wernick, ed, The Anthem Companion to Auguste Comte (London: Anthem Press, 2017), 143-158.


Atheism and antihumanism

This is a forum on The Immanent Frame for a forum on my An Atheism that is not Humanist with Samuel Moyn, Judith Surkis, Gil Anidjar, Martin Kavka, Simon During, James K. A. Smith, and two pieces of my own.

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