The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a toll on academic freedom is several ways, in particular by restricting mobility and allowing for greater surveillance.4 months ago
To better understand the breadth and depth of the pandemic’s impact on American lives, Kyla Thomas and her peers worked with colleagues at the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research to develop an index of “pandemic misery.”5 months ago
Lessons will be learned from this pandemic and it is right that there should be inquiries to spell them out. It will not, however, be helpful to see this as a partisan exercise in blaming individuals for acting within the limits of what was possible in systems that others had designed for very different purposes.5 months ago
This week, almost 60 learned societies, associations and higher-education serving groups signed onto an open letter that argues “humanistic education and scholarship must remain central to campus communities and conversations.”1 year ago
Women are facing additional constraints as a result of COVID-19. These range from the added burdens and responsibilities of working from home, through to the fact that fewer women scientists are being quoted as experts on COVID-19, all the way to far fewer women being part of the cohort producing new knowledge on the pandemic.1 year ago
In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, anthropologists around the world have been preparing to utilize knowledge gained from past […]1 year ago
Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic implies many painful losses. Among them are so-called “third places” – the restaurants, bars, […]1 year ago
Academics are not immune to the follies that often accompany their first interfaces with using Zoom.
Here performative social scientist Kip Jones offers a light piece with a serious message that the typical managerial methods will one way or the other find their way into working virtually.
Climate change is undermining human health globally in other profound ways. It’s a risk multiplier, exacerbating our vulnerability to a range of health threats.2 years ago
Roger Matthews, one a group of influential British criminologists who challenged both the dominant rightist “administrative” conception of law and order and what they viewed an idealistic perspective of crime from the left, has died from the effects of the coronavirus.2 years ago