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Teach-in Tuesday companion guide: 2020-2021 events: Disrupting Pandemics

2021 Teach-in Tuesday Series: Disrupting Pandemics

The Teach-In Tuesday theme for 2020-2021 is Disrupting Pandemics.  Today’s world is beset by pandemics – biological, societal, and structural -  that defy traditional boundaries and national borders, affecting extraordinary numbers of individuals locally and globally.  Join the College of Arts and Sciences this year for Teach-In Tuesdays, as we attempt to disrupt the pandemics of our day with critical examination, discussion, and a call to wise action in service of the common good.  

Landscapes of Resistance:  Street Art and Protest in the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Murder

April 20, 2021


  • Dr. Todd Lawrence (English)
  • Dr. Paul Lorah (Earth, Environment & Society)
  • Dr. Heather Shirey (Art History)

Interdisciplinary conversation panelists:

  • Dr. Paola Ehrmantraut (Modern and Classical Languages)
  • Dr. Kanishka Chowdhury (American Culture & Difference, English)
  • Dr. Olga Herrera (English)

Incarceration and COVID-19: A Collision of Epidemics

March 23, 2021

Presenter: Dr. Amy Levad. 
Interdisciplinary conversation panelists:

  • Dr. Jessica Hodge, Department of Justice & Society Studies
  • Dr. Roberto Aspholm, School of Social Work, Morrison Family College of Health

Infectious Disease, Inequity, and Social Justice

February, 23, 2021

Presenter: Dr. Jill Manske, Biology. 
Interdisciplinary conversation panelists:

  • Dr. Kim Vrudney, Theology
  • Dr. Amy Finnegan, Justice & Society Studies
  • Dr. Fuad Naeem, Theology


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