Khameer Kidia

ASU Future Security Fellow, 2023

Khameer Kidia, ASU Future Security Fellow, is a writer, anthropologist, and global health physician on the faculty at Brigham & Women╩╝s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. A Rhodes Scholar from Zimbabwe, Kidia has worked on mental health research and advocacy in his home country for the last decade. His research and writing on medicine and global health have been published in outlets such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet Psychiatry, Slate, the Yale Review, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is working on a book, Empire of Madness, which explores the colonial origins of global mental health, for Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

Selected Work

  • The Many Faces of Global Trauma: An essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books concerning the export of an American trauma approach to a non-Western setting and the argument for a culturally heterogeneous framing of trauma.
  • Lives or Livelihoods: An essay exploring the tension between COVID-19 responses in the United States versus Zimbabwe for the Yale Review.
  • Disheartening Disparities: An essay about the differential access to healthcare around the world through the story of Kidia and his father, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.