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Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 Seminars

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.

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

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

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