COVID-19 Responses

The following essays are written by members of the MAQ community as responses to the COVID-19 experience.

Some of the essays are written as personal reflections and others as theoretical exegeses on the current situation. All of the posts offer insights that come from what might be called the critical anthropological imagination. We will also included reposts from members of the MAQ community that have been posted on sites that have little overlap in readership. 

Your Editor, Editorial Assistant and Incoming Editor,

Vincanne Adams, Melina Salvador and Alex Nading


Thinking about the common good: COVID-19 and governance in Taiwan | Chia Yu Lien | April 20, 2020

“Extraordinary Medicines” | Yifeng Troy Cai | April 13, 2020

The Cruelty of War: Repairing COVID-19 Through Healing and Care (Spanish translation)| Emily Yates-Doerr | April 7, 2020

‘Social Distancing’ is more than standing 6 feet away | Kamala Russell | April 7,2020

Coronashock Capitalism: The Unintended Consequences of Radical Biopolitics | Stefan Ecks | April 6, 2020

The Pain of Waiting During a Pandemic: Displacements of Disability in a Time of Crisis | Amanda Votta | April 6, 2020

COVID-19: What can the United States learn from the Democratic Republic of the Congo?* | Rachel Niehuus and Jason Stearns | April 6, 2020