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Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 Seminar Series


Event date: June - December 2021

Venue: Online Event



The Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 Seminar Series, organized at the University of Exeter as part of the UKRI-AHRC funded ‘Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19’ project, addresses the key role that shame and stigma have played in the COVID-19 public health crisis. With talks from established and emerging experts in sociology, anthropology, history and public health, this interdisciplinary seminar series examines the effects of shame and stigma during the pandemic, considering topics such as national responses, professional practice in medicine, community resilience, public health policy and BAME experience.

All seminars will take place on Thursdays 2-3.30pm GMT.

Confirmed dates in 2021:

3 JuneProfessor Robert Walker & Dr Yang Lichao (Beijing Normal University) – ‘Stigma and Shame in China during Covid-19’. View recording.

8 JulyDr Agnes Arnold-Forster (McGill University) – ‘Frustration, Shame, and Indifference, Surgeons’ Negative Emotions in the Age of Covid-19’. View recording.

2 SeptemberProfessor Laura Bear & Dr Nikita Simpson (LSE) – ‘Building Cooperation: New Relations of Stigma and Mutuality in the UK’s Covid-19 Recovery’. View recording.

7 October Dr Ray Earwicker (University of Exeter) – ‘Shame and Stigma: the Dark Side of Covid Policymaking’. Register here.

4 NovemberDr Hannah Farrimond (University of Exeter) – ‘Continuity and Change in Covid-19 Stigma’. Register here.

2 December Dr Tanisha Spratt (University of Oxford) – ‘Understanding Racism-Induced Stress in the Context of COVID-19: Representations of Shame, Anxiety and Stigma in UK BAME Communities’. Register here.

Photo credit @maxwbender





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