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Cultural Critique/Reviews


"Why Shoes Do Not Make the Runner." SAPIENS, January 4, 2024.

“Running in the Dark.” Anthropology News. January 5, 2023.  

"2002: The Year of the Magic Basketball Shoe." Daily Dot. December 12, 2022. 


“30 Years Ago, Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu Made History and Reshaped Running.” Washington Post. August 8, 2022.

"The Nickelodeon Cartoon That Taught a Generation to Hate Capitalism." Slate. March 9, 2022

“Reconsidering Killer Stories.” Exertions, Society for the Anthropology of Work. September 10, 2021.

“How Extras Got Cut Out of the Hollywood Union Drive.” VICE. April 29, 2021.

“Starlets of Dystopian Sport.” Full Stop Quarterly: Winter 2020. December 30, 2020.

“Forty Years Later 9 to 5 Still Speaks the Truth.” Current Affairs. December 28, 2020.

“Sprint Nation: The South’s track stars are after more than medals.” Scalawag Magazine. October 9, 2020.


“Chasing One Perfect Hour.” Tempo Journal. August 23, 2020.


“On Your Marks, Get Set, Unionise!” Tribune Magazine. August 22, 2020.


“Essential Workers.” Africa is a Country. July 21, 2020.


“Collective Memory and Intergenerational Trauma.” Los Angeles Review of Books. May 20, 2020.


“‘It can be seen’ – COVID-19’s Disasters for Workers.” Somatosphere. April 10, 2020. 

“The Legacies of the Ethiopian Student Movement.” The Jacobin. December 2, 2019.

“Savoir Story.” Jewish Currents. November 14, 2019.

“Graduate Worker Organizing is Scholarly Praxis.” The Activist History Review. August 27, 2019.


“Jack Johnson’s Counter Punch to a White Nationalist Holiday.” The Abusable Past. July 3, 2019.


“Running is Work.” Africa is a Country. June 6, 2019.


“The Marginalization of African Runners.” Africa is a Country. April 9, 2019.


“A Supposedly Fun Thing” in The Westchester Review. Volume 9. June 2017.

Sports Writing

“The Rise of the Female Athlete and Evolution of Marketability.” World Athletics. March 12, 2023.


“Seeing is Believing for Italy’s Vissa.” World Athletics. February 28, 2023.


“Ethiopia’s All-Around Runners.” Athletics Weekly. February 16, 2023.


“Project Ethiopia.” Tracksmith. July 19, 2022.

“Raleigh Distance Project: Angling the Pursuit.” Tracksmith. June 21, 2022.

“Aregawi – Fast Times on the Track, but Slow and Steady Approach Off It.” World Athletics. March 15, 2022. 

“Gotytom Gebreslase is the Fastest Runner You’ve Never Heard Of.” Women’s Running. March 3, 2022.

“How a New York City Marathon Win 10 Years Ago Transformed Firehiwot Dado’s Life.” Women’s Running. November 3, 2021.

“Career, Kids, and Marathon Training: How Carrie Dimoff Bounced Back to Race in Chicago.” Women’s Running. October 5, 2021.

“Wami Biratu, The Grandfather of Ethiopian Distance Running.” World Athletics. August 9, 2021.


“The Pan-Africa-USA International Track Meet.” Fansided. July 19, 2021.

“The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Top Ethiopian Distance Runner.” World Athletics. June 4, 2021. 


“Barega’s Success, Built on Hard Work and Determination.” World Athletics. May 11, 2021.

“Dereje’s Dream of Bringing Marathon Glory to Ethiopia.” World Athletics. April 23, 2021.


“The Long Run.” Are We Europe. March 30, 2021.


“Despite Conflict and Uncertainty, Runners from Ethiopia’s Tigray Region Becoming a Rising Force.” World Athletics. March 10, 2021.

How World Champion Lelisa Desisa Trains.” Podium Runner. March 25, 2020.

“The Team and Training That Got Abdi Ready for the Trials’ Podium.” Podium Runner. March 12, 2020.


“How Abdi Abdirahman Trained to Make the 2020 Olympic Marathon Team.” Podium Runner. February 29, 2020.

“The Coach Behind Many of the World’s Great Runners.” Ozy. October 28, 2019.

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