Ted Gideonse is a medical anthropologist who studies the effects of public health discourses about HIV and drugs.
Political myth-making about America’s rural “heartland” is doubly pernicious, increasing rural vulnerability to COVID-19 and ignoring the disintegration of rural health services.
Tips and affirmations for starting a meditation practice and staying grounded during this global pandemic.
Higher education is at a crossroads. Can we adapt to the ongoing challenges and create transformative educational courses for an uncertain future?
Ten tracks that speak to different aspects of living with the pandemic.
Sign language interpreters have become social media celebrities of our coronavirus moment. But signing is not a form of light entertainment; it should be lifesaving information.
In March 2020, a video of Italian mayors scolding citizens for failing to stay at home went viral. Only ostensibly insignificant, these clickable white men reveal new forms and affects of digital governance at the heart of twenty-first century politics.
We should not expect COVID-19 to behave in the same way as historical pandemics of plague. But both show how inequalities exacerbate mortality outcomes.
In much of the Global North COVID-19 is wreaking existential havoc. For the war-seasoned Lebanese in the throes of an economic meltdown and ongoing protests, it is yet another in a long line of disasters to navigate and resist.
If you’re searching for something to cook, chef and anthropologist Anna Colquhoun has a recipe that is helping her family and neighbors through the pandemic.