Public Responses and Human Experiences: COVID-19

Class and Labor

Bethany L. Jones and Jonathan S. Jones, "Gov. Cuomo is wrong, covid-19 is anything but an equalizer" The Washington Post (April 5, 2020) 

Anya Jabour, "As Our Meat, Pork, and Poultry Supply Dwindles, We Should Remember Why," The Washington Post (April 21, 2020)

Timothy J. Lombardo, "The Far Right Hates Liberals, Government, and the Media - and Now, Quarantines," The Washington Post (April 21, 2020)

William P. Jones, "Front-line workers in the covid-19 fight need unions," The Washington Post (April 23, 2020) 

Ashton Merck, "COVID-19 is a food safety issue," Duke Medium (April 27, 2020) 

Cara Kiernan Fallon, "WHO Focus Widened to Reflect Health Needs," Wall Street Journal (May 20, 2020)

Anya Jabour, "Immigrant Workers Have Borne the Brunt of COVID-19 Outbreaks at Meatpacking Plants," The Washington Post (May 22, 2020)

Diego Ortúzar and Ángela Vergara, "Working during COVID-19: Occupational Hazards and Workers' Right to a Safe Workplace," Radical History Review (May 25, 2020) 

Alexandra Finley, "Women's household labor is essential. Why isn't it valued?" The Washington Post (May 29, 2020) 

David J. Stanley, "Work and Life after COVID-19," Origins (July 17, 2020)

Andrea Ringer, Edward Brudney, and Teri Del Rosso, "Essential or Expendable? Working in Higher Education during COVID-19," The Labor and Working Class History Association (July 28, 2020)

Paul J. Croce, "The American Dream after Covid-19," Origins (August 2020)

William P. Jones, "The Dignity of Labor," Dissent Magazine (August 1, 2020)

Women and Gender 

Sarah Gordon, "The Garment Industry's History of Retooling during National Crises," Women at the Center (April 27, 2020) 

Anna K. Danziger Halperin, "Why Don't We Have National Child Care? The COVID-19 Crisis and a History of the Child Care Movement," Women at the Center (April 30, 2020) 

Amanda I. Seligman, "Pandemic Academic: Mothering from the Home Office," Nursing Clio (May 7, 2020)

Melissa Blair, "Blair examines unemployment among American women during the coronavirus pandemic," Auburn Perspectives (May 9, 2020) 

Sarah Keyes, "Will covid-19 lead to men and women splitting care more evenly?" The Washington Post (May 12, 2020) 

Maeve Hogan, "'Recovery Gardens' are the New Victory Gardens," Women at the Center (May 14, 2020) 

Pamela Walker, "Created by 'A Lady:' The Hidden History of Women Board and Table Game Designers," Women at the Center (May 18, 2020) 

Sarah Gordon, "Sewing Masks for America: Home Crafting in Times of National Crisis," Women at the Center (May 29, 2020) 

Alexandra Finley, "Women's household labor is essential. Why isn't it valued?" The Washington Post (May 29, 2020) 

Andrea Ringer and Brandi Burns, "Feminism Unfinished: Finding Work-Life Balance as Public History Parents," History @ Work (June 9, 2020)

Sarah Knott, "Presencing, or Now That I Am Forever With Child," History Workshop Journal (September 28, 2020)

Cultures of Death and Disease

Robert Peckham, "Covid-19 Infodemic: To Stem the Tide of Panic, We Need to Understand People's Fears, Not Condemn Them," South China Morning Post (March 1, 2020)

Robert Peckham, "The Contagious Power of Fear: Why Some Believe that Panic Is a Virus," New Statesman (March 11, 2020)

Eileen Sperry, "Plague in the Age of Twitter," Nursing Clio (March 17, 2020) 

Katie L. Hodges-Kluck, "Lessons from Medieval Responses to the Plague," Sojourners (March 19, 2020)

Kristin Brig, "Joking in the Time of Pandemic: The 1889-92 Flu and 2020 COVID-19," Nursing Clio (March 24, 2020)

Andrea S. Johnson, Lloyd Barba, Daniel Ramírez, and Roy A. Fisher, "The Theology That Has Motivated One Pastor to Keep Holding In-Person Services," The Washington Post (March 24, 2020) 

Richard McKay, "Patient zero: why it's such a toxic term," The Conversation (April 1, 2020) 

Kevin Siena, "Kevin Siena: We need to be prepared to change the way we do funerals during COVID-19," The National Post (April 2, 2020)  

Lee Vinsel and Benjamin C. Waterhouse, "One upside of the pandemic? Americans are listening to experts again." The Washington Post (April 6, 2020) 

Warwick Anderson, "Epidemic Philosophy," Somatosphere (April 8, 2020)   

Jonathan D. Riddle, "Cholera Outbreaks Revealed Power, Prejudice, and Compassion. So Does COVID-19." Christianity Today (April 8, 2020) 

Jeremy A. Greene, "As Telemedicine Surges, Will Community Health Suffer?" Boston Review (April 13, 2020) 

Allan M. Brandt and Alyssa Botelho, "Not a Perfect Storm-Covid-19 and the Importance of Language," New England Journal of Medicine (April 16, 2020) 

Karl Eikenberry and David Kennedy, "World War COVID-19: Who Bleeds, Who Pays?"  Lawfare (April 28, 2020) 

Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, "Where Are the Photos of People Dying of Covid?" The New York Times (May 1, 2020) 

Aurther Dammrich and D. Lawrence Tarazano, "One-Way Supermarket Aisles," Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation (May 5, 2020) 

Warwick Anderson, "Not on the Beach, or Death in Bondi?" Somatosphere (May 7, 2020)

David Kieran, "The Military's Behavioral Health Lessons for COVID-19," Psychology Today (May 19, 2020) 

Kerry Ward, "Poems of the Pandemic: Popular Culture and the Spanish Flu in South Africa," World History Bulletin (Spring/Summer 2020)

Jack Hodgson, "A Summer Without Camp Is More Than a Bummer," The Washington Post (June 21, 2020)

William Johnston, "Epidemic Culture in Premodern Japan," Society for Cultural Anthropology (June 23, 2020)

Patrick H. Salkeld, "The Viral Game: The Global Football Community's Response to Epidemics and Pandemics in the Twenty-First Century," Middle Ground Journal (July 17, 2020)

Videos and Podcasts:

Susan Kelly, "COVID-19 impact: Barry Strauss on the historical perspective," Cornell Chronicle (May 13, 2020) 


Individual Experiences

Bonnie Miller, "Eating Our Way through the COVID-19 Crisis, in the Northern Boston Suburbs," Resilience (May 25, 2020)

Erika L. Briesacher, "Makers of Living, Breathing History: The Material Culture of Homemade Facemasks," Nursing Clio (June 24, 2020)

Michelle Orihel, "'A Keen Vision and Feeling of All Ordinary Life': Pandemic Journaling in the History Classroom," Nursing Clio (July 7, 2020)

Videos and Podcasts:

Erika Lee, "When Xenophobia Spreads Like a Virus," Code Switch (March 4, 2020)

Joanne Freeman, Brian Balogh, and Jonathan Zimmerman, "Zooming Ahead: How Virtual Learning is Shaping the College Classroom," BackStory (May 1, 2020)

Jiayang Fan and Erika Lee, "On GPS: How Covid-19 Has Fueled Racism in the US," CNN (May 3, 2020)

Prisons and the Incarcerated

Susan M. Reverby, "Prisons and public health: Gov. Cuomo must let out thousands or many will die," Daily News (March 27, 2020) 

Jessica L. Alder, "If we want to stop covid-19, we can't forget the incarcerated," The Washington Post (March 31, 2020) 

Susan M. Reverby, "What's worse than a doctor getting cancer behind prison walls? Try COVID." KevinMD.com (May 31, 2020)

David Helps, "COVID-19 Outbreaks at Jails and Prisons Should Make Us Rethink Incarceration," The Washington Post (June 25, 2020