Pandemic Diaries: Making Sense of Things

Chicago | The Culture of Conspiracy and the Radical Right Imaginary

Julia R. DeCook

Conspiracies surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic are not unique or “new” in how they mobilize and rally against government institutions, science, and both “democrats” and “liberals.” In my research about conspiracy [...]

Ankara | Four Days Quarantine in an Ankara Hospital, or, Disciplinary Power in the Time of Covid-19

Jeremy F. Walton

“It is a segmented, immobile, frozen space. Each individual is fixed in his place. And, if he moves, he does so at the risk of his life, contagion or punishment. [...]

Urbana-Champaign | Displaced in Place: On Being Forced to Move and Forced to Stay During a Global Pandemic

Alana Ackerman

Lawnmowers hum outside. The air smells of cut grass and fertilizer. I sit at the kitchen table in my apartment in central Illinois, trying to focus on the article I [...]

Austria | Far from Being (Far) Right? On Pandemic, Radical Youth, and Anthropologists

Agnieszka Pasieka

“Honestly – I believe it will be surprising for you to hear it from me – I am so scared that the EU and all this mythology of the European [...]

Michigan | Your Money or Your Life: The Virus, the Economy, and the Trolley Problem

Webb Keane

As the USA moved to stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of covid-19, some conservatives objected to the policies on the grounds that they would harm the economy. In March, [...]