Tag: Epidemic

Swarming Syphilis: On the Reality of Data

Eduardo Zanella , June 8th, 2021

(Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of the Thematic Series Data Swarms Revisited) Treponema pallidum spirochetes under microscope using a modified Steiner silver stain. Obtained from the…


From Mink to the Wild: COVID-19 through the Mirror of Sylvatic Plague by Jules Skotnes-Brown

Jules Skotnes-Brown , April 2nd, 2021

Even as pandemic response is focused on understanding, controlling and preventing COVID-19 among humans, a ghost haunts epidemiological concerns about the disease: reverse-zoonotic sylvatic Covid. Or…


In the Journals – Prisons and Pandemics

allisontedesco , July 13th, 2020

Prisoners’ Round by Vincent Van Gogh via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! My name is Ally, I am a graduate student beginning a Master’s in Anthropology at…


The militarization of life under war, “post-conflict,” and the COVID-19 crisis

Diana Ojeda , April 7th, 2020

Overlapping experiences of confinement Like many others in Colombia, Nairys[1] is a campesina for whom the experience of confinement has been one of dramatic disruption. Marked by restricted…


Teaching the social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic by David Ansari

David Ansari , March 28th, 2020

I teach an undergraduate course called Cultural diversity, structural barriers, and multilingualism in clinical and healing encounters at the University of Chicago. The title is a mouthful, and…


Zika, abortion, and care: the work that falls to women beyond the epidemic

Claudia Rivera Amarillo , March 24th, 2020

Este contenido está disponible en español aquí. Feminist studies in geography, anthropology, and public health have indicated that women do more work during epidemics in terms of prevention…


Seeing like a state of exception | 例外状态的视角

Gabriele , March 12th, 2020

In a bittersweet combination of personal achievement and global emergency, I moved to Norway and started working on a new research project right when the COVID-19 epidemic started…

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COVID-19 Forum: Introduction by Christos Lynteris

Christos Lynteris , March 6th, 2020

Since its emergence in December 2019, COVID-19 has led to a global pandemic, in everything but name. To date, over 100,000 people have been infected across the globe,…


Going Viral in Hong Kong

Laura Meek , March 3rd, 2020

Disease is but the most obvious part of an epidemic. As coronavirus spreads, it fuels many other kinds of contagious forces. AN editor’s note: How can anthropology help…

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Feminism, disability, and reproductive autonomy: abortion in times of Zika in Brazil by Anahí Guedes de Mello

Anahí Guedes de Mello , February 17th, 2020

For English click here. Feminismo, deficiência e autonomia reprodutiva: o aborto em tempos de Zika no Brasil Introdução Em novembro de 2015, após o anúncio de que o…


From women to women: building the state response to the Zika epidemic in Brazil by Isabele Villwock Bachtold

Isabele Villwock Bachtold , December 16th, 2019

For English, click here. De mulher para mulher: construindo a resposta do estado à epidemia de Zika no Brasil ‘Minha vida era uma antes e outra depois da…


In the search of a school for Nancy: stories of disability, inclusion and care by

Raquel Lustosa C. Alves , December 9th, 2019

Procura-se uma escola para Nancy: histórias de deficiência, inclusão e cuidados. For English, click here. Com pouco mais de três anos, chegou a hora de Nancy – a…


Histórias of Zika by Luísa Reis-Castro

Luísa Reis-Castro , December 2nd, 2019

For English click here. Era o ano de 1947. Em uma floresta chamada Zika, em Uganda, liderados pelo médico-entomologista escocês Alexander J. Haddow, pesquisadores colocaram macacos-rhesus em p…


After the End of Ebola by Patricia Kingori

Patricia Kingori , August 19th, 2016

When the international teams began closing the Ebola Treatment Centres (ETCs) in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea this signalled the end of Ebola for many people. As researchers, NGO…


Storage and stockpiling as techniques of preparedness: Managing the bottlenecks of flu pandemics by Frédéric Keck

Frédéric Keck , June 15th, 2016

In the last twenty years, influenza has been considered by global health experts as a model for the emergence of new pathogens from animal reservoirs. In the logic…