COVID-19: The Humanities Respond

Bringing humanistic perspectives to conversations about the pandemic, the UCI School of Humanities has launched a new series: COVID-19: The Humanities Respond.

Tyrus Miller, dean of the school, and a UCI Humanities scholar, discuss the cultural, creative, and philosophical impact of COVID-19.

Speaker Conversation
Streaming Community: How #QuarantineLife is Connecting us through our Watch List
with Victoria E. Johnson, Department of Film and Media Studies

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AIDS, COVID-19 and Art: Reflections on Pandemics
with Jonathan Alexander, Department of English

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Apocalypse and Pandemic Literature, TV & Film in the Era of COVID-19
with Chris Fan, Department of English

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Read Chris Fan's "COVID-19 era read & watch list" here
Busting Myths and Misinformation during a Pandemic
with Annalisa Coliva and Duncan Pritchard, Department of Philosophy

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Read "5 tips for busting myths and misinformation"
Virtual Reporting: Telling the Stories that Matter on the Front Lines of COVID-19
with Erika Hayasaki, Literary Journalism Program

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Simulating a Pandemic: Technology’s Promise & Failure
with Peter Krapp, Department of Film and Media Studies

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Race & Inequality during COVID-19
with Frank B. Wilderson III and Andrew Highsmith, Departments of African American Studies and History

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Plagues of the Past, Lessons for the Present
with Zina Giannopoulou and Deanna Shemek, Departments of Classics and European Languages & Studies

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Race and Medicine: Life Beyond a Cure
with James Kyung-Jin Lee, Department of Asian American Studies & Center for Medical Humanities

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The Danger is the System: Animal Agriculture's Role in Pandemics
with Brianne Donaldson, Program in Religious Studies and Department of Philosophy

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Read "If Killing Animals Is Traumatic for U.S. Farmers, Why Have Slaughterhouse Workers Do It?"
Essential: How the Latinx Community Copes and Endures in a Pandemic
with Héctor Tobar, Literary Journalism Program

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Humanities Covid-19 Student Support: Please consider a gift to support UCI Humanities students impacted by COVID-19. Many of our students have been severally impacted, particularly through lost jobs, which they depend on to finish their college education. Your gift goes to support these students in areas such as emergency relief funds, internships, and research funds.