Re: Question of the Month - April

Dear Daniele and Cristian, thanks very much! These are all wonderfully useful information. I've been planning to write an article about the discrimination against Roma communities in Europe during the pandemic, focusing on the rhetoric and representation in the various countries, also taking in account the posts and responses on digital media. It would be useful to have co-authors for such a large-scale project. So if anybody is interested in this or would like to work together, please get in touch with me at

Zoom Panel: South Asia in the Age of Pandemic

Join the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies at Florida International University (FIU) on Friday, May 15th at 12:30PM (EST-USA) for a Live Zoom webinar on South Asia in the time of COVID-19. The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Asia, as in the rest of the world, has exacerbated wealth inequalities and communal tensions. This webinar will discuss the regional, communal, and indigenous perspectives on the impact of the pandemic on South Asian societies and possible future trajectories for the post-COVID-19 order.

Re: Question of the Month - April

Dear Krisztina,

I have tangentially followed the situation of  Roma communities in Spain. There have been several 'bulos', online fake news, about specific dangers associated with the Gitanos. 
Following a funeral in Victoria, a local Gitano community was subjected to one of the first lockdowns in Spain. Immediately afterwards, fake news circulated about law-breaking actions posing dangers emanating from this community. Most messages concerned the alleged 'unruly behaviour' in the quarantine.

Hestia 2021 Okinawa. Expertise in the aftermath of COVID-19: Unintended consequences, opportunity costs, and uncertainty in complex societies.

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March 12, 2021 to March 15, 2021

CFP - Before Corona & After Corona: Continuities and Discontinuities of the New Normal (AAA 2020)

Call for Papers: American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting Nov 18-22, 2020, St. Louis, MO

Before Corona & After Corona: Continuities and Discontinuities of the New Normal


Organizers: Young Su Park, MD PhD (University College London) and Yeon Jung Yu, PhD (Western Washington University)


May 8: deadline to submit 250 word application to organizers

May 15: AAA deadline to begin application online

May 20 (17:00 EST): deadline to complete application online


Re: Question of the Month - April

The Covid-19 pandemic has galvanized old national stereotypes and cultural patterns. A hundred years ago, in the 1920s, associations of national hygiene were established to safeguard the health of the nation against diseases and undesirable internal and external aliens. Current biopolitics echoes some of these historical links between hygiene and nationalism. At the outbreak of the Covid crisis, deeply ingrained and often unconscious narratives emerged and have been used to “protect” the health of the nation against groups identified as infiltrators of the virus.

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