Articles by: Warwick Anderson

Author Biography:

A medical doctor and historian, Warwick Anderson is the Janet Dora Hine Professor of Politics, Governance and Ethics in the Department of History and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. His latest book (with Ian R. Mackay) is Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (Johns Hopkins, 2014). He has written on the beach as a space of [contamination] ( in the COVID-19 response, and on how not to have theory in an [epidemic] (

Unmasked: Face-work in a Pandemic

The vehemence of debates, especially in the United States, over whether to mask or unmask indicates that far more is at stake than simple infection control.

Informit: Confessions of a race traitor. [Racism and science are intimately bound up in Australia’s tropical history.]