a small selection of published longform, radio documentaries, and other work

The Watchman

Profile of Anas Arameyaw Anas, Ghana’s most-feared undercover journalist, and his Tiger Eye investigative team.
The Columbia Journalism Review, June 2019. Longform.
Editor: Camille Bromley.

It was a Sunday

Profile of one survivor of the Quebec City mosque attack, and the split-second choice that changed his life forever.
The Current, CBC, January 2018. Radio documentary.
Editor: Joan Webber.

For G-d So Loved Haiti

On the tangled histories of Vodou and the Pentecostal movement.
The Believer, January 2018. Longform.
Editors: Camille Bromley, Joshua Wolf Shenk.
Republished in Portuguese, Granta.
Featured on Longreads.

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why isn’t the rest of the world copying it?

On the intimate stories behind Portugal’s decision to decriminalize all drugs. (A shorter version of Decriminalization: A Love Story.)
The Guardian, December 2017. Longform.
Featured on Longreads.

Decriminalization: A Love Story

On the intimate stories behind Portugal’s decision to decriminalize all drugs.
The Common, November 2017. Longform.
Editor: Jennifer Acker.
Republished in Italian, The Passenger.
Selected as a Top Five Read of the Week by Longreads.

Dance Revolution: How Disaster And Tragedy Spawned A Radical Music Movement In Haiti

On rabòday, the enfant terrible of Haitian EDM, and its deep roots.
Buzzfeed, July 2015. Longform.
Editor: Reggie Ugwu.

A Haitian artist fights to preserve the Vodou religion

The World, PRI, January 2014. Radio documentary.

Haitians Rediscover the Melancholy Music of Beken

The World, PRI, March 2013. Radio documentary.

Lanse kòd animate Jacmel Carnival

Dispatches, CBC Radio One, March 2012. Radio documentary.

My bylines and production credits can be found in The Believer, BMJ, Buzzfeed, CBC Radio’s The Current, Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Longreads, OZY, PRI, Reuters, TIME, and The Wall Street Journal. I was a contributor to the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, and wrote an episode of Peabody- and Emmy-winning series Hip-Hop Evolution on Netflix.