Critical Medical Anthropology Call to Action: Covid-19

by Mark Nichter (University of Arizona), Kristin Hedges (Grand Valley State University), Elizabeth Cartwright (Idaho State University), Sarah Raskin (Virginia Commonwealth University), Deon Claiborne (Michigan State University) Medical anthropology has much to contribute to an understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic as it changes over time in different contexts. As medical anthropologists, our focus is broadlyContinue reading “Critical Medical Anthropology Call to Action: Covid-19”

Who’s responsible? Between discipline and politics in times of coronavirus*

By Davide Casciano, PhD. Italy under lockdown Since mid-February 2020, measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy have involved domestic self-isolation, through increasingly restrictive measures. The movements have been limited to those considered ‘essential’: grocery shopping, or going to work in one of the few ‘crucial’ industries still open (without public debate on theContinue reading “Who’s responsible? Between discipline and politics in times of coronavirus*”

Vulnerability, Isolation, and Access in the Time of COVID-19

by Kristy Buffington, MA, NIC, April 24, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has created worldwide disruption and left many of us searching the headlines for information and resources we can trust. Access to reliable COVID-19 information is vital, and lack of access for deaf people substantially increases their isolation and vulnerability during a time of heightenedContinue reading “Vulnerability, Isolation, and Access in the Time of COVID-19”

Weaponized Professionalism in the Time of COVID-19

Ye Kyung (Yekki) Song is a soon-to-be MD, PhD in Medical Humanities.  I’m a fourth- year medical student, and since March 18, 2020, clinical rotations have been suspended and third- and fourth-year students have moved to completing coursework online. Ever since then, I’ve seen numerous posts on my class’s Facebook group and talked to otherContinue reading “Weaponized Professionalism in the Time of COVID-19”

Hoaxes, Physical Distancing and (Un)masking in Small Town America

Janneli F. Miller, PhD   April 18, 2020 I live in a remote rural section of southwestern Colorado, in the four corners region.  Our county has 30,000 people and it didn’t have a case of COVID-19 until Saturday March 28.  On that day there were 112,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the US- compared toContinue reading “Hoaxes, Physical Distancing and (Un)masking in Small Town America”

Call to Action: Influence of Medical Anthropology for COVID-19 Response

To:                  Wider Medical Anthropology Community From:              Anthropological Responses to Health Emergencies SIG Authors:          Mark Nichter, Kristin Hedges, Elizabeth Cartwright Date:               April 12, 2020 Medical anthropology has much to contribute to an understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic as it changes over time in different contexts. As medical anthropologists, our focus is broadly on how Covid-19 is experienced by the public,Continue reading “Call to Action: Influence of Medical Anthropology for COVID-19 Response”

Covid-19 Overview by Mark Nichter, UPDATED 3/31/20

Dr. Mark Nichter is an experienced  medical anthropologist actively engaged in global health research and outreach. This slide show is intended for a general educated audience, university professors wanting to educate their students  and engaged social scientists. This presentation was originally created during  the week of  March 12-18th and will be updated weekly. UPDATE MARCH 31, 2020 InformationContinue reading “Covid-19 Overview by Mark Nichter, UPDATED 3/31/20”

Visualizing the Pandemic by Jerome Crowder, PhD

Crowder is a medical and visual anthropologist. His research focuses on the conceptualization of illness and help seeking behavior among urban migrants. Crowder’s books, articles and exhibits explore how migrants define and maintain community; he is currently the president of the Society for Visual Anthropology. Visualizing Covid-19 As Covid-19 wreaks havoc across the globe andContinue reading “Visualizing the Pandemic by Jerome Crowder, PhD”

Covid-19 Overview by Mark Nichter, PhD, MPH

Dr. Mark Nichter is an experienced  medical anthropologist actively engaged in global health research and outreach. This slide show is intended for a general educated audience, university professors wanting to educate their students  and engaged social scientists. It was created during  the week of  March 12-18th and will be updated weekly. March 23, 2020 UPDATE Thanks to MarkContinue reading “Covid-19 Overview by Mark Nichter, PhD, MPH”