A Lesson In Composure: Learning From Migrants In Times Of Covid-19

CHRISTIAN UNGRUHE The Covid-19 pandemic teaches a number of painful lessons. Many people, persistently deprived from access to adequate health care, housing, education or jobs, pay a devastating price for structural inequalities. For some, think of refugees on the road or holding out in camps, political measures such as lockdowns may even worsen their already…

Toward an Anthropology of ‘Foreign Bodies’: Migrant Health in the Age of Coronavirus

SCOTT SPIVEY PROVENCIO Invasion. Infestation. Contamination. Border closures. National lockdowns. Citizens only. Are we talking about the coronavirus pandemic or worldwide migrant and refugee ‘crises’? Every day, news headlines keep pouring in surrounding the mass proliferation of COVID-19, an entity that respects no borders. Doctors and politicians keep pushing for the halting of mobility and…