Edna Bonhomme is an art worker, historian, lecturer, writer and former biologist whose work interrogates the archaeology of (post)colonial science, embodiment and surveillance. A central question of her work asks: what makes people sick? Her practices troubles how people perceive modern plagues and how they try to escape from them. She earned her PhD at Princeton University. Her dissertation Plagued Bodies and Spaces: Medicine, Trade, and Death in Egypt and Tunisia, 1500–1804 CE (2017), explored the history of epidemics, trade and funeral rites in North Africa and the Middle East.