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Sayantani DasGupta's CSER Course, Abolition Medicine, ft. in The Columbia Spectator

Sayantani DasGupta’s course for CSER, Abolition Medicine, is featured in The Columbia Spectator as a new course inspired by COVID-19, pushing students to think themselves out of the pandemic.

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Sayantani DasGupta, "Pedagogy of the Pandemic: Narrative Medicine and Radical Empathy"

CSER Lecturer Sayantani DasGupta contemplated the role of educators during the convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide Black Lives Matter movement. Read her work in the health humanities journal Synapsis

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Ana Paulina Lee and Kimberly Springer, "Socially Engaged Oral History Pedagogy amid the COVID-19 Pandemic"

CSER Professor Ana Paulina Lee and Kimberly Springer conducted research on oral history and pedagogical concerns about teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their article is published in The Oral History Review.

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Francis Negrón-Muntaner on Staying Alive in Puerto Rico

CSER Professor Francis Negrón-Muntaner wrote an opinion piece about how Puerto Ricans have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in Latino Rebels. 

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Jennifer Lee and Monika Yadav on the Rise of Anti-Asian Hate

CSER Professor Jennifer Lee and PhD student Monica Yadav chronicle the rise of attacks, harassment, and bias toward Asian-Americans as the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded as part of the Social Science Research Council’sCovid-19 and the Social Sciences” series.

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Marie Myung-Ok Lee in the Los Angeles Times

CSER writer-in-residence Marie Myung-Ok Lee wrote an Op-Ed in The Los Angeles Times about Trump’s response to COVID-19 in Asia.

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Liz Ouyang on Democracy Now

CSER Professor Liz OuYang was interviewed by Democracy Now! on her response to President Trump calling the coronavirus the “Chinese” virus. OuYang discussed the impact of Trump’s words on the Asian-American community.

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Mae Ngai on the “Chinese Virus”

CSER’s Co-Director Mae Ngai shared her thoughts about the effect of President Trump’s incendiary tweets on the Chinese-American community. She is featured on Background Briefing and quoted in an Oprah Magazine article.

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