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Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic


  • Rascon-Canales Publishes Piece in Abolition

An essay by grad student Michelle Rascon-Canales on detained/incarcerated children was just published in Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics. The essay is titled: “If They Come for Her Child in the Morning…: Detained/Incarcerated Children in the Time of Covid-19.” Michelle writes, “My advisor/chair, Dr. [Megan] Carney, deserves many thanks for her timely and crucial edits.” Read Michelle’s essay here.

  • Carney and Alvarez Speak on Arizona 360

Megan A. Carney, SoA Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Regional Food Studies, was recently interviewed for and April 17 airing of Arizona Public Media’s “Arizona 360” about “The Role of Community in Supporting Vulnerable Groups During Pandemic.” Says Dr. Carney, “We are only as safe and healthy as the most vulnerable in our society. Rather than thinking in terms of us versus them…we have to remember that we are all human.”

Another Arizona 360 piece from April 17 includes comments from Associate Research Professor Maribel Alvarez. Although the segment examines how a “Funeral Home Adapts, Scales Back Ceremonies Amid COVID-19 Outbreak,” Dr. Alvarez addresses how not only memorials and remembrances are being changed by the pandemic, but also births, birthdays, and other celebrations. As an anthropologist, she is “intrigued by [the phenomenon] and also a little bit excited about seeing how it all evolves in a new way.”

  • Nichter Provides Important Updates to COVID-19 Primer

Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter has sent in the latest update of his COVID-19 primer. Today’s version reflects major changes in the COVID-19 scenario and addresses testing and under what conditions it will be safe to return to work. Both the PowerPoint version and the PDF version are available on the SoA’s COVID-19 information page.

  • Zoom Meeting Security Link Added to SoA COVID-19 Page

UArizona’s Information Technology department recently provided pointers on preventing Zoom-bombing and otherwise keeping Zoom meetings secure. You can access the link via the SoA COVID-19 information page in the section titled “Resources to Suppport Technology Needs for Teaching, Learning and Working Remotely” or by clicking here.