The perfect storm: incarceration and the high-risk environment perpetuating transmission of HIV, hepatitis C virus, and tuberculosis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.The Lancet,2016
Interventions that reduce incarceration itself and effectively intervene with people in prison to screen, diagnose, and treat addiction and HIV, hepatitis C virus, and tuberculosis are urgently needed to stem the multiple overlapping epidemics concentrated in prisons.
Russia’s HIV Epidemic Starts in its Prisons.Moscow Times,2014
Russia is home to the world's most explosive HIV epidemic...Despite this, the government exacerbates the problem by creating a climate of fear, repression and stigmatization for drug users while simultaneously denying them access to effective treatment programs.
How methadone becomes an intoxicant: The making of methadone within prisons in the Kyrgyz Republic.Handbook of Intoxicants, Palgrave,2022
Managing drugs in the prisoner society: heroin and social order in Kyrgyzstan’s prisons.Punishment & Society,2022
Drug injection within prison in Kyrgyzstan: elevated HIV risk and implications for scaling up opioid agonist treatments.International Journal of Prisoner Health,2018
This study is the only examination of within-prison drug injection from a nationally representative survey of people in prison...in a region where HIV incidence and mortality are increasing. Within-prison drug injection levels were extraordinarily high in the presence of low uptake of prison-based methadone maintenance treatment.
'Krokodil' and what a long strange trip it's been.International Journal of Drug Policy,2013
People in Prison
Intersecting epidemics of HIV, HCV, and syphilis among soon-to-be released prisoners in Kyrgyzstan: Implications for prevention and treatment.International Journal of Drug Policy,2016
Queering Public Health
Addiction treatment as prison governance: a critical examination of stakeholder discourse in the making of methadone objects in Kyrgyz prisons.Contemporary Drug Problems,2021
No previous study has troubled the objects of addiction treatment in prison settings. Potentially, then, the objects that we implementers and policymakers are translating are working differently and affecting the world differently than we expect.
The collective body: Legacies of monastic discipline in the post-Soviet prison.Theoretical Criminology,2020
This critique propels a move from an individually oriented model to one that appreciates the production of health as a collective endeavor offering a crucial—and up until now disregarded—starting point from which to implement health reforms in prison settings. Interventions, medical or otherwise, that work to excise the individual from the collective are unlikely to succeed in self-governing prisons.
The becoming-methadone-body: on the onto-politics of health intervention translations.Sociology of Health & Illness,2019
Our approach focuses on what interventions can be made to do, and how they are put-to-use, including beyond their intended aims of translation...and how these might be worked-with to intervene differently. We notice, for instance, that the heroin enacted in practice afforded multiple forms of high and capital as well as treatment potential.