Adia Benton

Adia Benton is an anthropologist and writer. Currently, she works as an associate professor of Anthropology and African Studies at Northwestern University, where she is affiliated with the Science in Human Culture Program. She is the author of the award-winning book, HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone, and is writing a book tentatively called The Fever Archive, an historical ethnographic account of the Ebola outbreak response in Sierra Leone that explores links between racial capitalism and the production of history, memory and narrative about epidemics.