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Popular Writing

Lead Poetry Editor for The Pitkin Review

Spring 2023

Review: The Ceiling Outside: The Science & Experience of the Disrupted Mind, Noga Arikha.

Times Literary Supplement

February 2023

On the role of youth voice in brain-based mindfulness programs in schools

"It’s time to hear what adolescents think of mindfulness in schools"


June 2020

On cannabis and the developing brain in the public sphere

“Young brains on cannabis: Making science accessible”

McGill Reporter

June, 2020

On intersectional challenges during Covid confinement: women and care

"Who cares? The coronavirus forces us to rethink the value of care"

Ricochet Media

May 17, 2020

On neuroscience, epigenetics and motherhood

"Opinion: Canadian mothers need a shift in the culture of maternity care"

Montreal Gazette

May 22, 2019


On critical neuroscience and the translation of neuroscience to education policy

"Making better use of neuroscience in teaching"

FRQSC Research Reports

April 24, 2019

On pluralism, religious identity and Bill 21 in Quebec

"Opinion: Rather than Bill 21, let's have pluralistic secularism"

Montreal Gazette

April 8, 2019

On neuroimaging, the adolescent brain and impacts of cannabis

"Opinion: Cannabis age isn't a simple matter of neuroscience"

Montreal Gazette

March 28, 2019

On neuroscience and its social and cultural implications

"Losing Our Heads: Neuroscience is a modern obsession worth billions. But is it the best way to understand ourselves?"

Literary Review of Canada

December 2016


Selected Book Chapters

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Selected Research Articles

Fitsch, H., Lysen, F., Choudhury, S. (2021) Editorial Reframing difference: troubling the neurobiological lens on sex and gender Frontiers in Sociology gender Frontiers in Sociology

Choudhury, S. & Wannyn, W. (2021). Politics of Plasticity: Implications of the New Science of the "Teen Brain" for Education, Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry doi: 10.1007/s11013-021-09731-8


Norrmen-Smith, O, Gomez-Carillo, A., Choudhury, S.  (2021). Translation of epigenetics and neuroscience of motherhood in the online sphere. Frontiers in Sociology


Choudhury S, Aggarwal NK. (2020). Reporting Grantee Demographics for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Neuroscience. Journal of Neuroscience. 7;40(41):7780-7781.


McGowan, M. L., Choudhury, S., Juengst, E. T., Lambrix, M., Settersten, R. A., & Fishman, J. R. (2017). “Let’s pull these technologies out of the ivory tower”: The politics, ethos, and ironies of participant-driven genomic research. BioSocieties, 12(4), 494–519.

Choudhury, S., & Moore, S. (2016). Locating Risk in the Adolescent Brain: Ethical Challenges in the Use of Biomarkers for Adolescent Health and Social Policy. AMA Journal of Ethics, 18(12), 1199–1206.

Choudhury, S., & Moses, J. M. (2016). Mindful interventions: Youth, poverty, and the developing brain. Theory & Psychology, 26(5), 591–606.

Choudhury, S., McKinney, K. A., & Kirmayer, L. J. (2015). “Learning how to deal with feelings differently”: Psychotropic medications as vehicles of socialization in adolescence. Social Science & Medicine, 143, 311–319.

Choudhury, S., Fishman, J., McGowan, M. & Juengst, E. (2014). Big data, open science and the brain: lessons learned from genomics. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:239.


Choudhury S. & Sanchez-Allred. A. (2014). To speak for human nature: Cosmopolitics, critique, and the neurosciences. BioSocieties, 9: 104-109


Choudhury, S., McKinney, K.A. (2013). Digital media, the developing brain and the interpretive plasticity of neuroplasticity.Transcultural Psychiatry, 50, 192-215.


Choudhury, S., McKinney, K.A. & Merten, M. (2012). Rebelling against the brain: public engagement with the ‘neurological adolescent’. Social Science & Medicine.


Ortega, F & Choudhury, S. (2011). “Wired up differently”: Autism, adolescence and neurological identities, Subjectivity special issue on Neuroscience, 4, 323–345.


Choudhury, S. & Kirmayer, L. (2010). Cultural neuroscience and psychopathology: prospects for cultural psychiatry. Progress in Brain Research, 178: 263-83.

Choudhury, S. Culturing the adolescent brain. (2009). What can neuroscience learn from anthropology? Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience.


Choudhury, S., Nagel, S.K., Slaby, J. (2009). Critical Neuroscience: Linking neuroscience and society through critical practice. BioSocieties, 4, 1, 61-77

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