Research Forum and Book Launch
Presented by UEA Health & Humanities Network and UEA Latin American Studies Network
|Date||May 18th, 2021
||5pm (UK Time)
12pm (New York) - 9am (Los Angeles)
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Hence my new book with that title in search of such a thing (Rutgers University Press, 2021). I look at the opportunities as well as the terrors that present themselves, examining corporate, scientific, activist, and governmental actions and perspectives and their impact, notably on disadvantaged, vulnerable communities.
The cases come from two wealthy countries, the US and Britain, that were supposedly well-prepared for such a pandemic but were devastated by it, and two poorer nations, Mexico and Colombia, from the region of the world that has been most affected. I have lived in these four places over the past three decades, serially experiencing excellent private healthcare, thanks to my employment; good public healthcare, courtesy of my citizenship; and no work insurance or access to socialized medicine, as a consequence of being a foreigner. My agenda and mode of analysis derive from epidemiology, public health, political economy, sociology, literature, area studies, political theory, science, anthropology, environmental studies, philosophy, and history. I commingle these disciplines under the sign of a materialist analysis committed to progressive change.
Professor Toby Miller
Toby Miller is Stuart Hall Professor of Cultural Studies, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa and Sir Walter Murdoch Distinguished Collaborator, Murdoch University. He was a Professor at the University of California Riverside for a decade and New York University for eleven years.
The author and editor of over fifty books, his work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish, German, Italian, Farsi, French, Urdu, and Swedish.
His most recent volumes are A COVID Charter, a Better World (2021), Violence (2021), The Persistence of Violence: Colombian Popular Culture (2020), How Green is Your Smartphone? (co-authored, 2020), El trabajo cultural (2018), Greenwashing Culture (2018), Greenwashing Sport (2018), and The Routledge Companion to Global Cultural Policy (co-edited, 2018). Formerly the editor of the Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Social Text, and Television & New Media, he currently edits Open Cultural Studies and is co-editor of Social Identities: Journal of Race, Nation and Culture.