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VIRTUAL – Thinking the Pandemic: Part II

May 13, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  |  


We will continue to think about the current pandemic in relation to epidemic histories, states of uncertainty, and authoritarian power, with readings by Bishnupriya Ghosh, Carlo Caduff, and Siddharth Varadarajan. Anjali Arondekar and Mayanthi Fernando will start the conversation off with presentations on the readings. Email for the Ghosh and Caduff readings.


“The Costs of Living: Reflections on Global Health Crises” by Bishnupriya Ghosh
In India, a Pandemic of Prejudice and Repression” by Siddharth Varadarajan
“What Went Wrong? Rebuilding the World after Corona” by Carlo Caduff

Important information about this event: These informal sessions will be on Zoom and will start at 12:15pm. For security reasons, you will need to RSVP to register for each session; you will then receive a Zoom link and password for that session. We will have a “waiting room” for the session; the waiting room will open at noon, so please join between noon and 12:15pm (event moderators will let you into the session from the waiting room). Entry to the session will close at 12:30pm, so please don’t be late to join a session.

We will begin these Special Sessions with a two-part series on “Thinking the Pandemic.” The first part will be Wednesday, May 6 and the second on Wednesday, May 12. Stay tuned for more special sessions, including a speculative film called “A World Without Clouds,” for later in May.


May 13, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm