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”

Eco-risks and Covid-19

NOTE: Please contact me at carteliz@isu.edu if you’d like to do a guest post on this blog. !! “Everyone was trying to be pleasant… but the faces of the old people were scared. They’ve been around, and today at the grocery store, they were scared.” Small town, Idaho, March 18, 2020. How do humans understandContinue reading “Eco-risks and Covid-19”

Covid-19 is diagnosing Mother Earth

If we could but look at our lovely planet earth from afar we’d see that iconic blue marble. If we could look more closely, we could see that it is blanketed in lots of microbes; a veritable robe of virus covers her lovely blue roundness.  And if we could see hot spots, places where the virus breakContinue reading “Covid-19 is diagnosing Mother Earth”

March 5, 2020

Today in the news there are many instances of people, nations and organizations working together to better understand and combat the Covid-19 virus. There are also instances of people and communities being targeted in negative ways because of fear and racism.  Blame, fear and conspiracies result in groups of individuals being stigmatized as dangerous, dirty and theContinue reading “March 5, 2020”