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Out of Isolation Series: “How to Have History in a Syndemic: Lessons from HIV/AIDS and COVID-19”

Event Type
Humanities Research Institute
Mar 4, 2021   4:00 pm  
Jennifer Brier (History, University of Illinois Chicago)
Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

2021 will mark the first anniversary of COVID-19 in the United States and the 40th anniversary of HIV/AIDS. Yet both pandemics continue to affect our well-being and health. How might history help us move beyond oversimplified comparisons between the two, while showing us that health is always more than the absence of disease? Jennifer Brier (History, University of Illinois at Chicago) will share work from I’m Still Surviving: A Living Women’s History of HIV/AIDS and 27 Questions for Writers & Journalists to Consider when Writing about COVID-19 & HIV/AIDS ( Registration coming soon. 


HRI's Out of Isolation Series examines the intersection of COVID-19 with research on race and ethnicity, class and gender, labor and poverty, access and public education, climate change and other “preconditions."

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